Cell Phone Signals

WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is asking the public to help identify cellphone dead zones around New York in an effort to see whether the coverage maps promoted by wireless companies are bogus.

WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

Officials in Windham concede telecommunication capabilities in the community are NOT likely to improve in the immediate future... 

Recovery has been a slow process in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which devastated the Greene County town a few years ago. 

Spotty cellular phone service has been an ongoing problem; officials say plans to build a network of cell towers is in the works, but will take years to unfold at a cost of millions.

Assemblyman Pete Lopez is looking for an alternative solution that could be fast-tracked.

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The state of Vermont has been working for years to improve cellphone coverage and testing is now underway to determine how successful those efforts have been.