Wednesday, October 19, 2011

AT&T Coverage Gets a Boost in the Verizon Center

It's no secret that the Verizon Center is simply a black hole of cell service.  Trying to get a call in or out has been a crap shoot at best - and accessing the data network was usually a non-starter.  Well, good news, Caps fans:  AT&T completed its installation of a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS), which puts several strategically-placed antennas throughout the arena.  According to AT&T, its customers can now expect improved call reliability and more consistent network access inside the arena.

"We want our customers to have a great network experience whatever they're doing - whether that's making a call, sending a photo, checking e-mail, downloading apps, surfing the Internet or just cheering on the team this hockey season," said Rob Forsyth, vice president and general manager for AT&T in the greater Washington/Baltimore area.  

AT&T taking pains to improve coverage in an arena named for its competitor is a pretty great PR move - but whatever their reason, it seems like Penn Quarter will reap the benefits.  The next home game is Saturday night against the Red Wings - let us know if you see an improvement.

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