Survey Respondents Value Improvements to Mobile Phone Service in Chapel Hill
About 90 percent of respondents in last month’s wireless survey said they rely on their mobile devices to a great extent -- and 96 percent said the quality of wireless telecommunications is important to them. Only 16 percent said they would be willing to tolerate worse wireless telecommunications service in order to minimize visual impacts in the Chapel Hill community.
There were 329 participants who provided feedback in the survey, used in part to gauge public perspective in the upcoming Wireless Telecommunications Master Plan and Ordinance. The community process was kicked off at a Sept. 21 public information meeting.
Next steps include 1) an open house for the Wireless Telecommunications Initiative at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, outside the Council Chamber at Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., preceding a status report to the Planning Commission at 7 p.m., and 2) the completion of an analysis of gaps in Town wireless facilities and 3) drafting the Wireless Master Plan and Ordinance.