How's your cell service on Metro?
We recently introduced a map that lets users report the strength of their cell phone signals on Metrorail. Metro has a federally imposed deadline in two years to have cell service accessible to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile customers throughout its rail system.
A team from the cell providers told Metro's board of directors last week that they are in danger of missing the deadline unless they can have more access to the rail system. The companies want to foot the bill -- $7.2 million -- for Metro to hire more safety personnel to escort their crews, increasing the number of people who can do the work.
Meanwhile, give us a report on how good -- or bad -- your reception is using our new cell service map. Over time, we should see improvements in areas of the system where there is little or no signal now.
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Posted by: DOEJN | November 8, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse