Project aims to improve 4G cell service at Nebraska State Fair

Verizon Thunderbolt showing 4G coverage

Visitors could see better cell data service at the 2017 Nebraska State Fair.

A Kansas City communication company announced a project expanding infrastructure Tuesday.

Unite Private Networks said the “small cell deployment” extends throughout the Fonner Park campus.

“The Grand Island small cells will improve 4G data connectivity, resulting in improved wireless voice, video and data services, allowing people to connect in areas they need it the most,” said Shannan Heinzle, Director of Carrier Sales at Unite Private Networks. “Small cell networks add capacity in targeted areas to improve in-building coverage, voice quality, reliability, and data speeds for local residents, businesses, first responders and visitors. For the Nebraska State Fair this means speedier business transactions, faster social media posts and the wireless capacity to support the many visitors that come to Grand Island.”

“Grand Island welcomes hundreds of thousands of business and recreational visitors to the community every year,” said Mary Berlie, Executive Vice President at the Grand Island Chamber. “We are excited to have Unite Private Networks expand their existing small cell installations in support of wireless carriers 4G data connectivity at the Fonner Park campus. This expansion will assist not only our visitors, but our existing business community to continue to connect during high traffic times.”

“As a result of this expansion we will be able to reach additional business customers in the Grand Island area,” said Cliff McDow, Regional Sales Director at UPN. “We look forward to providing Grand Island businesses even more access to the suite of UPN products, including Ethernet, wavelength services, Internet, and dark fiber.”

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