Being selected to support network expansion efforts in our regional community is particularly rewarding, and a strong affirmation of the service that Milestone provides to our landowner partners.
Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
Wireless infrastructure development and management firm, Milestone Communications, announced it has signed a marketing agreement with the City of Manassas. Under the terms of the agreement, Milestone will market 50 new sites for potential wireless tower locations to carriers seeking to expand wireless coverage and capacity. The agreement contains a cooperative procurement clause allowing other government organizations in Virginia to ride the award for future projects.
Elizabeth S. Via-Gossman, AICP, Director of the City of Manassas Office of Community & Economic Development, said of the agreement, “We chose Milestone because of their outstanding community outreach process that is both inclusive and transparent for residents and government leaders.”
Northern Virginia has been the fastest-growing region in the state, according to 2010 U.S. Census data. Neighboring areas to the City of Manassas, such as Manassas Park and Prince William County, have grown at approximately 40% over the last decade. The population growth, combined with the demand for more wireless access and high speed data capacity, has driven the need for infrastructure expansion and improvements.
Incorporated in 1975, the City of Manassas is thirty miles southwest of the Nation's Capital in Virginia, surrounded by Prince William County. With close to 38,000 residents in its 10 square miles, the City serves as a transportation and business hub that offers great restaurants and shops, and fun community events.
“We are thrilled to be working with the City of Manassas,” said Milestone CEO Len Forkas. “Being selected to support network expansion efforts in our regional community is particularly rewarding, and a strong affirmation of the service that Milestone provides to our landowner partners.”
Milestone currently manages more than 800 sites in Virginia, the largest bank of government tower sites in the state.
About Milestone Communications
Founded in 2000, Milestone Communications is the leading developer of wireless towers in partnership with school and government landowners, enabling them to direct millions of dollars annually to educational and extracurricular budgets. Milestone solves network coverage priorities for the wireless industry efficiently and reliably by working closely with local communities to provide solutions that are aesthetically and functionally optimized for their environments. Milestone has developed and managed over 75 wireless towers over the last 12 years and currently manages more than 1,000 potential wireless infrastructure sites in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit http://www.milestonecommunications.com.