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Old 09-06-2019, 06:42 PM   #69
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Default Coverage has deteriorated

I noticed an increase in dropped calls starting in May as summerfolk made their presence known and it has lasted all summer. I have a feeling we'll see better service starting this month as the number of users falls off.

With the good economy and more people visiting New Hampshire it isn't a surprise that cell systems were stretched to the limit. That more capacity is needed is not in question. 4G/LTE use has expanded rapidily, but as best I can tell many cell sites have not been upgraded sufficiently (if at all) to handle the increased user load. It will be interesting to see what will happen as 5G starts being deployed. (As a side note, 3G systems will start being phased out at the end of this year.)

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