Tennessee Wireless signs 10 year contract with the Town of Centerville

Meeting with Centerville Mayor Bob Bohn


Tennessee Wireless will post its wireless data radios on six Centerville water towers and the roof of the golf course club-house, under a lease approved by the Board of Aldermen on November 13.

The Centerville company already operates a wireless system in several locations, including the water tower on Grinders Switch Road. The new water tower locations are: Columbia Avenue, Water Tower Road, Mobley Ridge and Nine Mile Road, and on Highway 100 West near Freeman Wood Products, in Centerville and Plesantville.

Paul Vaughn, Tennessee Wireless’s President, said it may take a year to erect all the wireless boxes. Work will begin at the golf course, in the Skyview Drive area, and he expects the unit near Freeman, serving the Brushy area, to be next.

“We may not use all of them,” Vaughn said. “We’ve got to grow in a sustained model.”

Interested residents can make request for service via a form that is accessible at www.tennwireless.com.

Vaughn said Tennessee Wireless recently completed a fiber upgrade, and purchased Orb Wireless of Lobelville. That step helps establish a long-term goal: developing a loop that includes Linden and Lobelville, so the service “can have a complete circle.”

The company’s 10-year lease with the Town of Centerville specifies that Tennessee Wireless will pay the town $50 per month per radio for the first six months, then $100 a month after that; and, after the first year, another $50 per month if more than two radios are placed in service at any one of the locations.

Tennessee Wireless expanding through agreement with town – Brad Martin – HIckman County Times