IMPORTANT NOTE: THE COMMUNITY MEETING, PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR 6PM ON NOVEMBER 13 AT THE ALHAMBRA HALL, 131 MIDDLE ST, MOUNT PLEASANT, SC 29464, HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO ALLOW FOR FURTHER REVIEW OF THE SITE.
Over 80 percent of Americans subscribe to a cell phone service today and more than a 1/3 of all cell phone consumers have discontinued use of a land line in their home.
A dramatic increase in data traffic is putting strain on existing wireless networks. For the first time in history, wireless phone calls are decreasing in favor of texting, email and the use of mobile applications to access the Internet. Wireless data traffic grew by 110% from 2009 to 2010 and by 2015 is expected to be 56 times the volume it was in 2009.
To keep up with the demand and to provide reliable coverage, wireless carriers are continuing to grow and enhance their networks with new cell sites.
A common question we get is why must new cell sites be built in residential areas? New cell sites have to be built close to where consumers are using their cell phones. Now more than ever consumers are using their cell phones at home, at work and throughout their neighborhoods.