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Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:07 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

NIMBY’s are back at it again, this time they are balking at a proposed cell phone tower at the Norge ski jump in Fox River Grove.

I agree that having a giant antenna obstructing the view out my window is anything but desirable. However, what residents may not understand is that mobile data usageis projected to increase 600 percent by 2018 and additional infrastructure is absolutely necessary for our evolving technological landscape.

Yes, there will be modest aesthetic costs to this project. However, the benefits – increased connection speeds and capacity, additional revenue for the ski jump and municipality, and the increased efficiency resulting from a greater availability of high-speed wireless connectivity – will provide an increase in economic activityfor years to come that the village would be foolish to pass up.

Kyle Walker

Fox River Grove

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