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Flower Mound reports progress in AT&T’s plan to improve cell service

Image courtesy of the town of Flower Mound

Progress has been made in improving AT&T cell service in Flower Mound, the town said in a news release.

In February, AT&T submitted permit applications to the town for the installation of several small cell antennas in Lakeside, where cell service is especially poor, and in some of the busiest areas of town, near Marcus High School and near the intersection of FM 2499 and 1171.

The permit applications are under review, and when approved, the antennas will be placed in the right-of-ways in select areas of town, with several going in and around Lakeside.

The antennas will be placed on existing structures whenever possible, like utility poles or traffic signals, officials said.

Texas lawmakers recently passed a bill prohibiting small cell improvements in public right-of-ways without approval from the municipality.

Verizon was in preliminary discussions with the town, according to the news release, but hasn’t been in touch since the aforementioned legislation passed.

T-Mobile has not been in touch, the town said, and a Sprint spokesman said it “is merely a matter of time before Flower Mound officials hear from Sprint about small cells and network improvements in their area.”

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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