Keller residents may see service disruptions due to antenna upgrades

Keller-Smithfield water tower
The antenna is attached to the Keller-Smithfield Road water tower. (Courtesy city of Keller)

The antenna is attached to the Keller-Smithfield Road water tower. (Courtesy city of Keller)

Upgrades to an antenna attached to the water tower on Keller-Smithfield Road may cause service disruptions for Keller residents in the surrounding area, according to an Oct. 22 newsletter from the city.

Verizon Wireless is upgrading the antenna, which is attached to the water tower, the newsletter stated. Cell phone users in the area may begin to have service disruptions on Oct. 28 and especially on Nov. 3.


Rachel Reynolds, city of Keller communication and public engagement manager, said the antenna work is a private utility project for Verizon and not a city project.

The work is expected to take four weeks unless there is inclement weather, according to the newsletter. Charles Swanigon, city of Keller digital communications specialist, said Verizon Wireless began work on Oct. 25.

The newsletter stated the contractor will only work during standard working hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will not work on the weekends.
By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, the Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.


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