To handle the ongoing growth in mobile bandwidth demand, wireless carriers are improving infrastructure.
SDN Communications is currently working with Verizon Wireless to do that in several South Dakota Communities.
The video below explains what you can expect when small cells are added to your community.
VIDEO: WHAT THEY MEAN FOR PUBLIC SAFETY
Soon South Dakotans will be able to text photos and video to 911, which will require better data coverage. Small cell poles will help provide that.
Long term, FirstNet will equip emergency responders with data reliant tools to better serve people in emergencies.
Watch this video to see how.
SMALL CELL CONCEPT
They're placed near high-volume areas such as college or hospital campuses, near schools or in downtown shopping areas.
The small cell’s radio unit receives data transmissions from your phone, allowing the nearest cell phone tower to better manage your call traffic. They can also be used to extend data service to hard-to-reach areas.
As a result, all of the carrier's customers experience better data and cellular service, especially during high-traffic times, such as large gatherings or in the event of an emergency.