09-19-2012 11:57 AM
I've heard talk about how ATT is "working on their network coverage" and plans to provide 3G service in Northeast MI "in the coming months". Well, now that another 2 year contract has expired, I'm seriously wondering if I would be better off jumping to Verizon. The EDGE data network up here if virtually useless. 5 full bars, yet extremely poor data transfer.
Can anyone provide an HONEST answer as to when this coverage is planned to be upgraded??? Verizon has had 3G for quite a long while up here...
06-17-2015 11:17 AM
06-20-2015 5:50 AM
- edited 07-18-2015 9:11 AM
Stopped by the Arnold tower a few days ago, still not activated. Looks like they are marking to run the fiber along the road now.
07-19-2015 6:37 AM
The thing that drives me crazy is that my iPhone prefers Canadian LTE signals over US 2g signals which in the Eastern UP is a problem.
- edited 07-19-2015 8:03 AM
07-19-2015 8:07 AM
09-01-2015 11:04 AM
09-02-2015 7:13 PM
Sault Ste Marie was supposed to have a new LTE tower on the west end of town. The tower was to be placed on top of the water plant building at Sherman Park. Right now, you can't get a signal in most of the extreme west area of town.
No activity at all this year. So much for promises.
- edited 09-03-2015 7:01 AM
09-03-2015 5:11 PM
They haven't updated the map for Drummond Island. The west side of Drummond Island is technically covered by De Tour Village, if I'm not mistaken
The Island is actually covered by this site at the casino.
- edited 10-11-2015 5:10 PM by Taylarie
I just drove past the inactive Arnold Tower and I see two new microwave dishes mounted on the tower, pointed (I think) towards Marquette. I sat and watched the two digital power meters for 10 minutes & they didn't change at all. Hopefully the dishes mean that service MAY start soon. I heard a rumor that at the last Wells Township meeting,[Per Guidelines: Keep it Relevant and Appropriate].This may account for the appearance of the dishes.....
Brian ([edited for privacy-please do not post personal or unique information such as but not limited to full names, employee ID numbers, email addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, etc.] resident)
10-17-2015 3:29 PM
I see two microwave dishes that may be for the Arnold Tower backhaul. They are located about 15 miles North of the Arnold site, and are mounted on the cell tower on the West side of Gwinn. They appear to point South, so the direction is right. The two dishes are different in style, color, and weather domes, so perhaps two providers will be available.
10-18-2015 4:30 PM
10-23-2015 9:18 AM
Progress at the Arnold Tower:
I stopped at the Arnold Tower this morning and was surprised to see the gate open. There were two vehicles there and personnel from two different businesses. One gentleman said that they were there to begin integration of the tower into the AT&T system. There was a problem up on the tower, which was going to require a climb, but the process is finally started!