Steamboat Springs In anticipation of another busy ski season, Verizon Wireless officials say they have enhanced service in Steamboat Springs.
The announcement of the upgrade in Steamboat comes shortly after some local Verizon Wireless customers may have experienced problems with their service over the weekend. Two of Verizon Wireless' Steamboat antenna sites went offline over the weekend but had been restored by Monday, officials said.
The company installed a fourth antenna site in the area of U.S. Highway 40 and High Point Drive, west of Anglers Drive.
"It really should and will improve coverage with the new antenna up there," Verizon spokesman Bob Kelley said.
The most noticeable difference will be improved signal strength while indoors, Kelley said. Areas most affected stretch from Central Park Plaza to the Fish Creek Falls area.
Verizon network enhancements were made in other ski towns as well. Vail, Purgatory, Loveland and Aspen received similar improvements.
"We wanted to make sure these were all on air by ski season," Kelley said.
Verizon claims to have invested more than $423 million in Colorado wireless networks over the past four years to accommodate growth.
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