AT&T announced that they acquired 32 towers in northeast Wisconsin to boost coverage; however, this is not entirely the case. The towers that AT&T purchased are not going to increase network coverage because they already had equipment on these 32 towers.
The Peninsula Pulse reported that, “The equipment AT&T purchased on those 32 towers were already servicing the company’s customers, but was owned by a company called Bug Tussel Wireless. AT&T made a purchase, but that won’t have an immediate effect on coverage because the company bought equipment it was already using.”
While residents of these northeast Wisconsin counties believed that their AT&T service would be increased, that’s not exactly case just yet. AT&T is going to integrate and update the equipment on the sites that they purchased.
“It’s going to take us time to integrate and update the sites,” AT&T representative, Jim Greer, said. “From the second we sign the deal it doesn’t make an impact, but over time you’ll see a significant impact.” (Source: Peninsula Pulse)