We got asked to help support a local campaign to improve cell phone coverage near Crystal Mountain.
I hope I’m not stepping on anyone’s toes by being blissfully unaware of political ramifications of this. All I know is that it’s been real helpful for us ski patrollers to find hurt people quickly and lost people while it’s still daylight, thanks exclusively to cell phone technology and Verizon’s good coverage across Crystal Mountain.
Once you drop down off the hill, however, not-so-good. And most of the time, if you have a carrier other than Verizon, fuggetaboutit.
So Wendy, a local Greenwater activist started the “Can You Hear Us Now” campaign. Click that title to learn more and fill-out the petition.
From Wendy’s e-mail asking us to spread the word:
Public safety on the Highway 410 corridor is primary requirement for reliable cell phone signal coverage. Years ago multiple pay phones along Highway 410 were available. The remaining two pay phones are frequently out of order.
Years of widespread public demand for cell coverage without any known opposition.
Current on-line signal coverage maps (Verizon, AT&T) show Highway 410 coverage where cell signal is unavailable.