New Braunfels City Council approves plan to improve cellular coverage in and around Landa Park

The equipment will give visitors to Landa Park and Wurstfest better access to cell service. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
The equipment will give visitors to Landa Park and Wurstfest better access to cell service. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

The equipment will give visitors to Landa Park and Wurstfest better access to cell service. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

Visitors to Landa Park will soon have better cellular coverage throughout the park and on the Wurstfest grounds.

During a Feb. 22 meeting, New Braunfels City Council members approved a lease agreement with Verizon Wireless for the company to install and operate cell equipment within the park.


The equipment will be set on a new light pole that will be installed during the Elizabeth Avenue realignment project.

Verizon will also be able to bring in their underground telecommunications infrastructure from Landa Park Drive.

The lease term will last for five years with options for two five-year extensions. Verizon will pay the city $1,800 each year for the initial term and $3,000 each year for the extension terms, and the city will be paid $360 annually for the use of electricity used to power the equipment.
By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development, breaking news and community interest stories. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


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