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Published on : Dec 08, 2015

Starting from the year 2012 till 2013, the use of mobile data has doubled within the U.S. and as per forecast highlights is predicted to rise by 650% by 2018. As a reply, Mesa Country officials have united forces and have started hosting the third Wireless Plan meeting. Citiscape Consultants, Inc., on Monday evening presented the numerous gaps and also stated that the Western Slope requires expansion of its wireless services. Cityscape Consultants, Inc. states that having a number of 160 towers already, about 45 more towers are required.

The IT director of City of Grand Junction stated that they do not have coverage of all the areas but while driving around the town, we can surely see periods of times when the coverage goes down and this defines the nature of the technology.

Officials have presented about nine areas where they want to place these extra towers, for both security purposes and for hopefully attracting potential businesses and tourists. The nine areas of study include Lower Valley, De Beque, Palisade, Glade Park, Gateway, Collibran, White Water, the corridor which is segmented into four insets for mapping needs, and the Presigo 201 Boundary.

Further, the project planning manager in Cityscape Consultants, Inc., named Susan Rabold stated emergency responders might not have service and if they require that for emergency purposes, they will be unable to make a call. Cityscape Consultants, Inc. will be working with country, city, residents, and officials for revising of the planning codes prior to the finalization of the draft. A number of gaps in cell service coverage are poised to be addressed by this wireless master plan.