By Correne Martin
Two new guyed telecommunication towers are in the works in Crawford County.
Cousins Steve Achenbach and David Byer recently formed a partnership, Hy-View Towers, LLC. Their first project is a new tower 310 feet tall, erected a few weeks ago near Achenbach’s farm along Highway 27 south of Eastman. According to Achenbach, space on the tower is currently leased to Northeast Iowa Telephone Company (NEIT), of Monona, Iowa.
The second tower, located off of Tavern Road in the village of Soldiers Grove, is not subject to county review. It’s 250 feet tall on Iverson Trust land and is also expected to benefit NEIT.
Achenbach couldn’t confirm details but said, through the lease, NEIT is looking to provide additional cellular service as well as high-speed Internet service to the area. Steve Hanson, NEIT’s director of business development, could not be contacted by press time to validate the carrier of either service.