HPISD Considering Rooftop Cell Antennas

In an effort to mitigate cuts in state funding, HPISD recently made a request for proposals to install antennas on the rooftops of the district’s schools.

After the request was made in June, one company responded, and the company is currently assessing the district’s potential for antennas.

“In a time of diminished state funding, this is an opportunity to create some recurring resources,” said Superintendent Dawson Orr. “It deserves to be explored.”

Orr stressed that the antennas would be small, and on the roofs of buildings. There would be no stand-alone cell towers. As the company’s assessment continues, the possible revenue stream will become clearer, Orr said.

Companies often install towers or antennas on private or public property, then engage in revenue sharing with the owner.

Orr said the assessment should be completed within the next month, and may be ready for board approval by the Aug. 9 meeting.

6 thoughts on “HPISD Considering Rooftop Cell Antennas

  • July 20, 2011 at 3:13 pm
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    All for the antennas.

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  • July 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm
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    What one second! They better check with the almighty city council. It might have to go before them,

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  • July 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm
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    Don’t see a downside, better reception for residents, revenue for the schools.

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  • July 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm
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    Within reason, whatever it takes to bridge gap. What happened to idea of naming rights for sports complexes?

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  • July 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm
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    Um, does that cause cancer?

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  • July 21, 2011 at 7:25 am
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    HPISD should consider solar panels on the roofs as well.

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