Wireless Tower News
January 2015
A Message from the President
Len Forkas

Hello and Happy New Year from all of us at Milestone. 2014 was a year of unparalleled growth for our company. The demand for new wireless infrastructure surged as carriers expanded both the coverage and capacity of their networks. We have many accomplishments to report that demonstrate how far we have come!
In 2014, we:

  • Expanded the number of new locations where towers can be built by 30%, adding a partnership with Dominion Virginia Power, the 7th largest utility company in the country.
  • Implemented a comprehensive and transparent community outreach process that provides information and project details for a record number of new tower sites.
  • Increased our project, construction and office management capabilities by adding several key team members and implementing new technology.
  • Increased accounting, tracking and cost management tools to streamline expense reviews and open up online bidding for our general contractors.
We now find Milestone actively developing 70 new towers and managing over 30 existing assets for our growing list of landowner partners--now numbering over 40 in five states. We could not have accomplished this without the support of a dedicated and motivated team of professionals who have been empowered to make decisions, acting as owners.
A Record Year for New Tower Approvals
The new tower at Keytone Park.
Milestone obtained land use approvals for 30 new towers in 2014: a record number of entitled sites for our company. As with all Milestone tower projects, the entire process includes frequent and transparent
communication with community members. Information websites track the progress of each project--from initial proposal to completed installation--providing public safety resources and responding to community concerns. As such, we entitled 100% of the sites we initiated, without one site being withdrawn or deferred due to land use opposition from neighbors.

During the last quarter of 2014, we completed four new tower installations, including Green Valley Academy, our first tower in Prince George's County. We also put into service:

  • Center of Applied Technology (CAT) North - Anne Arundel County Schools
  • Keytone Park - Prince William County Parks
  • Wicomico High School - Wicomico County Schools

All four of these installations take advantage of either Milestone's Tree Pole or Park & Field Concealment solutions, ensuring minimal disruption to their surrounding environments. 

Milestone Sponsors PTTC Event

In early December, Milestone sponsored the Patriots Video Jam 2014, a contest where Prince George's County Public Schools students designed their own video games. The event, held at Prince George's Community College, was hosted by the Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC), which carries the slogan "Empowering Students through Technology."
Read more>>

Three Municipalities Added Under New Master Lease Agreements
Since September, Milestone has executed three new master lease agreements with Virginia municipalities, allowing for properties to be marketed to and considered by wireless providers as potential sites for cell towers. These agreements include Prince William County Public Works, Amherst County Schools and Smyth County Public Schools. Read more>>
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 100 wireless towers over the last 14 years and currently manages more than 2,500 potential wireless infrastructure sites in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit


Milestone Communications
12110 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 100
Reston, Virginia 20190
In This Issue
President's Message
A Record Year
PTTC Event Sponsors
New Lease Agreements
Website Updates
Hopecam Dinner
Updates to Milestone's Website

Milestone is dedicated to ensuring that the communities we serve have access to resources regarding the safety of cell phone towers and wireless communications. To this end, we have developed two updated sections on our website: one to address the needs of our Communities and one focused on Public Safety. These sections provide updates on Milestone's ongoing efforts, the latest health and safety information, and links to third party resources and our TowerFAQ site.
Hopecam Dinner a Huge Success
Hopecam's Fourth Annual Fall Fundraising Dinner was held on November 6th in Vienna, Virginia. 
Len Forkas addresses Hopecam Fundraiser guests.
This year's event was themed "Give Hope, Get Connected," and it raised $150,000 for Hopecam, making it the second most successful fundraiser in the organization's 11-year history. Read more>>
Find Towers & Sites
tower-map Milestone maintains over 2,500 sites throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  Visit our interactive map to find a tower or site near you.



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