Monday, July 29, 2013

Forest Park Residents May Have Slower Internet Due To Roos Building Demolition

Although there hasn’t been a tenant in the Roos building in Forest Park, Illinois for more than five years, it has housed cell phone and Internet broadcasting towers. These companies have leased the 10-story tower for years but now that the Roos building is being torn down, Internet and cell providers are trying to find a new place to put their transmitters. People in the area may have slower internet connections during this time of transition; however, the companies are hoping to remove the equipment as soon as possible before the building is demolished.

"Our engineers have enhanced the coverage at surrounding cell sites to fill in the gap that around the cell site," Sprint's spokeswoman, Kathleen Dunleavy, explained. Many Sprint customers have been experiencing dropped calls, but this shouldn’t last for long. Sprint has signed a new lease in a Forest Park location to build a new tower. 

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