Boise State recently signed an agreement with Verizon to help improve cellular coverage in Albertsons Stadium. Verizon will install a new cellular distributed antenna system (DAS) to provide data and cell coverage for Bronco football games and other Stadium events.
Verizon will also make the new system available as an option for other carriers to use so Boise State fans can have similar experiences regardless of their phone service provider.
According to Brian Bolt, Deputy CIO, this agreement will benefit both Boise State and the entire Treasure Valley community. “Stadium events are very important to the University. These large gatherings influence and enhance Boise State’s reputation, and the people we serve at these events expect technology to be consistent and reliable.”
The first phase of improvements for Verizon customers is expected to be completed before June 2020.
The agreement with Verizon also serves as a launching pad for additional cellular improvements, including the installation of a new DAS in ExtraMile Arena scheduled for completion prior to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and other events in 2021.
In addition, Verizon is working to mitigate other areas of poor cell coverage on campus, including the Central Quad and the Morrison Center.
If you experience areas of poor cell service on campus, please let us know so we can share with your provider:
OIT has already used information received through this form to help Verizon recognize cellular network issues in specific campus areas.
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