New cell towers at PSU - KOAM TV 7

New cell towers at PSU


Just in time for Gorilla football season, Pittsburg State University has implemented four new small cell towers to alleviate clogged bandwidth at big events.

Carnie Smith stadium averaged upwards of nine thousand fans on game days in the 2014 season. Cell phone service was often lacking, due to the sheer amount of devices attempting to connect to it. 

Not only did this pose an inconvenience, it is also potentially hazardous should an emergency occur.

"You never know when someone may be in distress and not be able to get through," PSU Chief Information Officer Angela Neria said.

The four cell towers were installed by Verizon Wireless at no cost. Technically speaking, they are micro-towers and made to blend in with existing landscaping on campus. 

"They match everything we have in terms of our campus, they aren't large towers that are going to take away from the beauty of campus," Neria said.

With large numbers projected for events this fall at the Bicknell Center, two more towers may be added by the end of the semester.

Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.