More good news seems in store for Hilton Head Island residents and visitors frustrated by dropped calls, sluggish downloads and wireless dead zones.
American Tower plans to build several new cell towers within a year, according to town staff members. The news comes a few weeks after AT&T activated two new cell sites on the island to improve service.
The towers are expected to serve AT&T and Verizon customers, with space for other carriers to place equipment.
"That will result in a very significant improvement on the island," Jim Collett, chairman of a task force pushing for better wireless service, wrote in an email to The Island Packet.
The recent flurry is the result of the Town Council's decision July 3 to ease regulations on building new towers, town and industry officials say.
How do you feel about cell service on Hilton Head Island?
What problems/difficulties have you encountered with your wireless service?
Which areas would you like to see improved service and why?
How do you feel about more towers being built on the island? Do you worry they'll detract from the island's beauty, or do you view cellphone service as essential infrastructure, similar to roads, water, sewer and electrical service?