Going to a major university where there are no cell phone towers actually on or close by the school grounds can be frustrating: one minute you’re talking to a friend about meeting for lunch and the next you don’t have cell reception. The students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. know how that feels especially in Burleith and Darnall Hall. However, come next summer this won’t be a problem anymore. Verizon Wireless is installing a cell phone tower on the roof or Leavy Center.
“Verizon Wireless is working with Georgetown University to expand our 4G LTE network coverage on campus to provide students, faculty, medical center staff and patients, as well as the greater Georgetown community, with the best possible wireless coverage,” Verizon spokesperson Melanie Ortel wrote in an email to The Hoya, Georgetown’s university newspaper.
This tower will increase the cell phone reception for Verizon customers, who have the poorest cell phone connection on campus. Verizon will pay the university $22,00 and cover all the construction costs of the tower.