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.