AT&T boosts wireless coverage inside Florida’s capitol

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As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced wireless devices and services, AT&T has improved its mobile Internet coverage at Florida’s Capitol Complex by installing a repeater fed Distributed Antenna System. 

The network project involved adding an antenna on top of the Capitol and installing multiple strategically-placed internal antennas throughout the complex, including the House and Senate chambers. The outdoor antenna on the Capitol’s roof receives a wireless signal from a nearby cell site, sends it to a repeater where the signal is amplified, and then sends the signal over the DAS and throughout the buildings. 

A DAS has the ability to provide enhanced, more consistent wireless coverage to customers in indoor or outdoor spaces where geographical limitations – terrain, building construction, etc. – or crowd density might otherwise prevent the optimal wireless experience. 

In addition, AT&T has installed a charging station for wireless users in a café located on the 10th floor in the main section of the Capitol Complex. 

“We want our customers to have a great network experience wherever they are, no matter what they’re doing – whether that’s making a call, checking email, downloading apps or surfing the Internet,” said Marshall Criser, lll, president, AT&T Florida. “We’re committed to our investment in the local wireless network, and providing enhanced wireless coverage at the state Capitol is just one way that we’re investing in Tallahassee.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.