Datapath Tower: Building Public Safety Infrastructure for the Southeast U.S.

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Founded in 2012 by William Tinsley, both a telecommunications industry and U.S. Veteran, Datapath Tower is a full-service site developer supporting Public Safety, Municipal, and Broadband communications systems. Since its inception, Datapath Tower has served the southeastern United States with a mission to enhance public safety through tower development.  

“An example of how Datapath provides high quality, public safety grade tower sites for both urban and rural areas is our expansion of the State of Florida’s Law Enforcement Radio Systems (SLERS),” said Curt Jones, President of Datapath Tower, who has over 20 years of industry expertise.

“Bill and I built 220 tower sites, eight switches, and seven dispatch centers to connect emergency personnel on one network from Pensacola to Key West.”     

The core competencies Datapath Tower utilizes to serve its customers include: 

  • Full-Service Telecommunications Developer 
  • Communication Tower Sites/Real Estate 
  • Agency Communication Tower Build 
  • Site Development/Buildout 
  • Build to Own or Lease 
  • Tower Managed Services 
  • Co-Location Management 
  • Tower Maintenance Services 

Datapath Tower works with many municipalities, constructing build to suit and build to own sites to allow new communications systems to get up and running. “We develop a fairly equal number of build to suit and build to own sites,” said Jones. “Our goal, as a small company, is to work nimbly and quickly to enable municipalities to make the public safety systems they need a reality.” 

Jones added that his team has the perseverance and adaptability to take on difficult siting issues and public safety projects. “We have developed a reputation of sticking with the difficult projects in high profile locations, while the larger developers don’t always have the patience to do so, with a constantly looming quarterly report and stakeholders to appease,” added Jones. “We’ll take on complex projects with longer lead times due to increased regulations and also manage public pushback to ensure the hard-to-reach areas get the critical communication networks needed in today’s wireless landscape.”  

Along with smaller municipalities, Datapath Tower also works with carriers. “Our dedicated and focused team can respond quickly to our client’s needs,” said Jones. “Our goal is to create secure, well-managed, and maintained sites. We aim to work with our customers over the long haul and develop a partnership where all roads lead to increased wireless coverage to support public safety and the carriers that are building the next generation networks.” 

Datapath Tower is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business located in St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information or to contact a representative, visit www.datapathtower.com

By Keara Piekanski for Inside Towers 

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