Brent Finnegan -- February 22nd, 2010
The telecom giant announced “the addition of nearly 70 cell sites and the upgrade of more than 200 additional cell sites to 3G.”
While there wasn’t a specific mention of Rockingham County, AT&T has already rolled out 3G coverage in the city, as well as parts of Massanetta Springs, the Massanutten Ski resort, Bridgewater and Hinton.
AT&T’s plans for expansion are contingent upon erecting cell towers. In some cases, those proposals have met with resistance. WSVA reports:
In December, Rockingham County’s Board of Supervisors denied an AT&T application for a new cell tower between Harrisonburg and Linville. The company is also proposing to replace an 80-foot electrical transmission tower with a 99-foot tall telecommunications tower off South East Side Highway in Port Republic.
According to a map generated by AT&T’s competitor, even Verizon’s “enhanced services” coverage is spotty in the western part of the county. Here’s Verizon’s map:
If you live in the county, do you have 3G coverage? Do you want it?
UPDATE: Here’s Sprint’s “mobile broadband network” map (per Ben’s comment below)