NETS amplifies the cellular signals inside our buildings at NWSC, ML, FLA, and FL4 because these buildings propagate external cellular signals very poorly. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations regarding the re-broadcast (amplification) of cellular signals now require UCAR to obtain approval from the carriers in order to re-broadcast (amplify) cellular signals.
NETS has secured a re-broadcast agreement from Verizon so UCAR will continue to re-broadcast Verizon cellular signals at the NWSC, ML, FLA, and FL4. AT&T refused to permit the re-broadcast of their signals. T-mobile has not yet agreed to permit re-broadcasting. For these reasons, effective 12/31/14, NETS will cease to re-broadcast AT&T and T-mobile cellular signals. We will reinitiate T-mobile when and if we negotiate an acceptable re-broadcast agreement with them.
If you are having trouble with your AT&T service this may be the issue. You can convert to Verizon for better service to receive cellular service within the buildings, UCAR does have a Verizon contract.
Going forward, NETS will be exploring other options in order to support broader mobile device use in UCAR buildings.
Please direct any questions or concerns directly to Marla Meehl (firstname.lastname@example.org).