News from our associate members: Milestone Communications

October 18, 2013

Washington County Service Authority Selects Milestone Communications to Market Potential Wireless Tower Sites


Wireless infrastructure development and management firm, Milestone Communications, announced it has been selected by Washington County Service Authority (WCSA) to include 68 water/wastewater pump station, water storage and water/wastewater treatment plant locations in a portfolio of available sites for potential wireless infrastructure expansion.

The sites are situated near Interstate 81 in southwestern Virginia, including locations in or near Saltville, Chilhowie, Glade Spring, Meadowview, Damascus, Abingdon, Mendota and Bristol.

Wireless carriers seek to expand their networks to reduce gaps in coverage and serve ever-growing usage by their subscribers. Milestone constructs and manages cell towers through partnerships with government and public landowners, leases space to carriers and shares lease revenue with the landowners.

The company works closely with local communities to provide solutions that are aesthetically and functionally optimized for their environments.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with Milestone. Their straightforward approach to what they do and transparent way that they work is simple and reassuring for us,” said WCSA General Manager, Robbie Cornett.

With a current population of 63,000, Washington County was established in 1776 and named for General George Washington before he was elected President. An area rich in history, scenic recreation and agriculture, the county seat of Abingdon features the Barter Theater, Virginia’s state theater and one of the longest-running professional theatres in the nation. The county’s annual fair, now in its 64th year, promotes agriculture, rural living and agribusiness.

“WCSA is a great partner for us in Washington County, with sites that present new expansion opportunities for wireless carriers. We look forward to working with them,” said Len Forkas, Milestone Communications CEO.

About Washington County Service Authority
WCSA serves approximately 21,000 water and 2,000 wastewater connections. The water system consists of approximately 900 miles of water line, a 6.6-million-gallon-per-day surface water treatment plant, a 2.5-million-gallon-per-day membrane filtration plant, two springs, one well, 26 pump stations and 17 water storage tanks. The wastewater system consists of approximately 65 miles of wastewater collection lines, 26 pump stations and two wastewater treatment plants. For more information, visit:

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.

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