Technology Corner

Upgrade Update 5-5-2014

 

New 2G/3G Site On Air-Lyman Lake

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Lyman Lake is on air! The Lyman Lake tower is located between Eagar and St. Johns on highway 191 next to Lyman Lake.

Upgrade Update 4-14-2014


New 2G/3G Site On Air- Witch Well

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Witch Well is on air! The Witch Well tower is located approximately 25 miles north of St. Johns on highway 61.

 

New 2G/3G Site On Air- Farmington Airport

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Farmington Airport is on air! The Farmington Airport tower is located at 3601 Glade Rd, Farmington, NM in San Juan County.

 

Upgrade Update 1-24-2014


New 2G/3G Site On Air- Bread Springs

The Engineering & Technical operations Department is proud to announce Bread Springs is on air! The Bread Springs tower is located at 190 Rodeo Road A in Vanderwagen, NM in McKinley County.

Upgrade Update 1-20-2014


The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce the following Farmington area sites are on air!

New 2G/3G Site On Air- Animas School

The Animas School tower is located at 1044 Hutton St. Farmington, NM in San Juan County.

New 2G/3G Site On Air- Harris Mesa

The Harris tower is locate at 25 A Road Bloomfield, NM in San Juan County.

New 2G/3G Site On Air- La Plata

The La Plata tower is located at 53 County Road 1191  La Plata, NM in San Juan County.

New 2G/3G Site On Air- La Plata Ridge

The La Plata Ridge tower is located at 13 County Road 1499 Farmington, NM in San Juan County.

New 2G/3G Site On Air- Cedar Hill

The Cedar Hill tower is located around 12 miles north from Aztec, NM, around 3 miles south of the Colorado, New Mexico border next to Hwy 550.

New 2G/3G Site On Air- Knickerbocker

The Knickerbocker tower is located at 595 Road 4600 in Navajo Dam, NM in San Juan in the oil fields area.

 

Upgrade Update 1-3-2014


New 2G/3G Site On Air- Sunrise Lodge

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Sunrise Lodge 3G is on air! The Sunrise Lodge site is located at the Sunrise Ski Resort.

 

Upgrade Update 1-27-2014

 

New 2G/3G Site On Air- Zelner

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Zelner is on air! The Zelner tower is located 13 miles north of Shonto, AZ on Indian Route 16.

New 2G/3G Site On Air- Cradleboard Mesa

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Cradleboard Mesa is on air! The Cradleboard Mesa tower is located 1 1/2 miles east of Navajo Mountain Utah, and 1 1/2 miles north of the Arizona/Utah border.

New 2G/3G Site On Air- Hole in the Rock

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Hole in the Rock is on air! The Hole is the Rock tower is located approximately 1 mile SW of the Black Mesa Chapter House, a few miles north of Indian Route 8066 in Pinon, AZ and 60 miles south, southeast of Kayenta.

 

Upgrade Update 1-21-2014


New 2G/3G Site On Air- Nutrioso

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Nutrioso is on air! The Nutrioso tower is located next to the Fire department in Nutrioso, AZ on Highway 180 in Apachy County.

 

Upgrade Update 12-20-2013

 

New 2G/3G Site On Air –Jacks Peak

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Jacks Peak is on air!  The Jacks Peak tower is located 17 miles south of Page, AZ, off highway 89

New 2G/3G Site On Air – Oljato

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Oljato is on air.  The Oljato tower is located in Oljato, Utah, 10 miles west from HWY 163 near Monument Valley.

New 2G/3G Site On Air – Lechee

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Lechee is on air!  The Lechee tower is located in Lechee, AZ, 5 miles south of Page, AZ on Indian route 20.

 

Upgrade Update 12-19-2013


New 2G/3G Site On Air –Red Valley

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Red Valley is on air. The Red Valley tower is located Red Valley, AZ on Indian route 13, northeast from Lukachukai, AZ.

 

Upgrade Update 11-27-2013


New 2G/3G Site On Air – Chinle Nursing Home

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Chinle Nursing Home is on air. The Chinle Nursing Home tower is located in the western part of Chinle, AZ, North of Chinle Hospital.

New 2G/3G Site On Air –Second Mesa

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Second Mesa is on air. The Second Mesa tower is located in Shongopovi, AZ, on Highway 264, in Navajo County

New 2G/3G Site On Air– Piney Hill

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Piney Hill is on air. The Piney Hill tower is located 5 miles west of Ft. Defiance, Arizona in Apache County.

 

Upgrade Update 11-26-2013


New 2G/3G Site On Air – Teesto

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Teesto is on air. The Teesto tower is located 12 miles northwest of Dilkon, Arizona on highway 87 in Navajo county.

 

Upgrade-Update 11-7-2013


New 2G/3G Site On Air – Hay Hollow

The Engineering & Technical Operations Department is proud to announce Hay Hollow is on air. Hay Hallow is located 10 miles east of Snowflake on the Concho Highway.

 

Upgrade-Update 11/1/2013


FASTER Network on the way from Cellular One!

 

Closing the Digital Divide on the Navajo Nation

Technology has come a long way on the Navajo Nation– and it’s headed into an unprecedented new era! Today, approximately 80% of rural tribal areas have access to wireless technology – which means that more individuals, families and business can “Live Connected.” And, as Cellular One rolls out its $40 million upgraded network, our teams are working around the clock to bring faster and more reliable service to our customers living and working in the great Navajo Nation. 

 

What will Cellular One’s new, faster network mean for our customers? We are bringing you competitive speeds! With data speeds up to 3G and in some areas, up to 4G, you will be able to make very fast data transfers, check email and download attachments faster, make video calls, stream video and music, watch live TV, send instant messages, and surf the web FAST . In fact, up to 50 times faster than before! 

 

We’re also bringing you more extensive coverage. While Cellular One is already the biggest provider here in the Navajo Nation, we don’t like to rest on our laurels. Our crews are continuing to add more cell sites to fill existing coverage gaps to help ensure that you get reliable connections no matter where you live or where you go. This year alone, we have 45 new tower sites being erected, with more than half designated for Navajo land. However, if you head outside of the area, we’ve still got you covered, thanks to our roaming partnerships with AT&T and T-Mobile that ensure seamless, reliable nationwide service upon leaving Cellular One’s local network areas. This means that Cellular One not only provides its customers with the most extensive, most reliable network here, but we also provide access to the largest network nationwide— with no costly, hidden roaming fees. 

 

While a faster network is undoubtedly a great thing, it would mean virtually nothing without access to top-of-the-line handsets, tablets and accessories. Our newest line up of phones and mobile devices offer the hottest options in mobile technology today – from slick smartphones to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and more! Our English and Navajo speaking customer care agents are always on hand to help you find the best phone for your needs – in any of our local stores or by phone 24/7. 

 

Yes, we are delivering you a better network, but this won’t impact your wallet. Cellular One remains committed to keeping our services affordable and accessible to all of our customers. We will continue to offer our VISIONONE and FREEDOMFONE programs and federally subsidized mobile calling plans for those who would find it difficult or impossible to otherwise afford a cell phone and a calling plan. And with our FLEXFONE pre-paid program, customers can pay-as-they-go according to their budget and what they need at any given time. So, while we’re adding bells and whistles to our network, the same great flexibility and value will remain a constant. 

 

We’re proud to play a major role in narrowing the digital divide here in the great Navajo Nation and we look forward to exciting times on the horizon with the launch of our faster network! Thank you for being a local customer and be sure to stay connected with us at www.CellularOneOnline.com or www.facebook.com/CellularOneOnline.

 

-By Louise Finnegan-CEO, Cellular One

 

 

 

UPGRADE UPDATE 10-21-13


Antenna & Line Construction Begins!

Hello friends, it’s time to give you the latest details on our network upgrade to 3G/4G!  During this “migration” phase we will be bringing the newly updated equipment into service.  While we intend to complete most of the upgrade work during overnight hours, brief daytime disruptions may occur between October 21 and 26 in the following areas of our network footprint: Gallup, Ciniza, Manuelito, Tohatchi, Vanderwagen, Yah Ta Hey, Aztec, Kirtland, Farmington, Bloomfield, and Waterflow.

It is impossible to anticipate the exact days we’ll be working in each area listed above because some sites will take longer to complete than others.  And we don’t want to alarm you because we’re not talking about entire sites being impacted—just small sectors at a time. 

Please keep in mind that although this upgrade work will be completed it does not mean that customers will have 3G/4G quite yet, we’re excited that it’s on the horizon!  We’ll continue to be proactive about letting you know what’s happening so you’re in the loop and can enjoy the anticipation along with us!

Questions?  Leave us a message here… thanks!

-The Cellular One Team

 

UPGRADE UPDATE 10-04-13


E-Rate Brings First Rate Technology to Red Mesa Schools

Students and educators within the Red Mesa Unified School District (RMUSD) are reaping the benefits of groundbreaking technology thanks to the E-rate program … and a fantastic partnership with wireless provider Cellular One.  Through E-rate eligibility, all five Red Mesa schools located on three campuses qualify for a 90 percent discount for telecom services, including access to reliable phone service, Internet, broadband, and acquisition and installation of technology equipment.

The E-rate program was set up by the FCC and is administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to ensure that all schools have affordable access to modern telecom and information services. RMUSD applied for the program after learning about it in 1998, with the goal of saving the district money while being able to offer advanced technology on campus – services that the district would never normally be able to provide. School administrators correctly suspected the district would easily qualify for the maximum E-rate discount of 90 percent, given the large number of students already participating in the school's government subsidized reduced meal program.  With E-rate in full-swing today throughout RMUSD, the district only pays a small investment in order to reap the benefits of roughly $1.2 million worth of technological advancements spread across each campus!

RMUSD's partnership with Cellular One plays a vital role in helping our students and staff utilize, and benefit from, valuable E-rate dollars:

Seamless Communication. Prior to Cellular One investing in the Navajo Nation and expanding its network here, we had virtually no phone communication on or between school campuses.  Today, we experience seamless and reliable communication both on campus and between campuses.

Better Bandwidth. We have an updated network with better bandwidth, enabling our teachers, students and parents to easily access grades, attendance and records online.  We can operate and communicate more efficiently!

On-the-Go Communication.  While our district covers approximately 2,000 miles of territory, our student population is only 720 district-wide. Cellular One's robust network ensures that our busses (which run 2,500 miles per day across three campuses) have reliable communications access between drivers and schools during long runs that include some remote stretches of reservation. 

Teaching with Technology. The implementation of E-rate services makes it possible for our classrooms to be outfitted with interactive white boards. This allows for the occurrence of true teaching and learning with technology.  And, as schools move away from paper to electronic Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments, our E-rate status will help us to move online to accommodate these new standards and ensure that our students don't get left behind.

It is very clear that before our E-Rate participation and Cellular One partnership, our schools were in danger of failing in telecommunications.  Today, we can proudly say that RMUSD offers best-in-class technologies that give our students the tools they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

-John Stanford, Technology Director, Red Mesa School District  


UPGRADE UPDATE 09-09-13


Antenna & Line Construction, plus Equipment Migration!

Hello friends, it’s time to give you the latest details on our network upgrade to 3G/4G!  During this phase we are upgrading the current antennas and adding additional mainlines to accommodate the new technology.  While we intend to complete most of the upgrade work during overnight hours, brief daytime disruptions may occur between September 9 - 15 in the following areas of our network footprint: Aztec, Kykotsmovi, Manuelito, Tuba City, Cortez, and Monument Valley.

Also, Tuesday and Thursday nights the existing equipment will be shut off, and the new Ericsson equipment will be brought into service in certain areas!  Customers can expect possible night time outages between 10 pm and 6 am in the following areas: Cameron, Kaibeto, Leupp, Tuba City, Tolani Lake, Tonalea, Navajo Mountain, Black Mesa, and Shiprock.

Otherwise, it is impossible to anticipate the exact days we’ll be working in each area listed above because some sites will take longer to complete than others.  And we don’t want to alarm you because we’re not talking about entire sites being impacted—just small sectors at a time. 

Please keep in mind that although this upgrade work will be completed it does not mean that customers will have 3G/4G quite yet, we’re excited that it’s on the horizon!  We’ll continue to be proactive about letting you know what’s happening so you’re in the loop and can enjoy the anticipation along with us!

Questions?  Leave us a message here… thanks!

-The Cellular One Team

 

UPGRADE UPDATE 08-26-13
 

Hello friends, it's time to give you the latest details on our network upgrade to 3G/4G! During this phase we are upgrading the current antennas and adding additional mainlines to accommodate the new technology. While we intend to complete most of the upgrade work during overnight hours, brief daytime disruptions may occur between August 26 - 31 in the following areas of our network footprint: Holbrook, Cibecue, Tsaile, Aztec, Navajo, Sanders, Monument Valley, Tuba City, and Winslow.

Also, tonight and Wednesday night the existing equipment will be shut off, and the new Ericsson equipment will be brought into service in certain areas! Customers can expect possible night time outages between 10 pm and 6 am in the following areas: Polacca, Dilkon, Greasewood, Hotevills, Jeddito, NA Ah Tee, White Cone, Blue Gap, Chinle, Cottonwood, Tsaile, Lukachukai, Many Farms, and Rough Rock.

Otherwise, it is impossible to anticipate the exact days we'll be working in each area listed above because some sites will take longer to complete than others. And we don't want to alarm you because we're not talking about entire sites being impacted—just small sectors at a time.

Please keep in mind that although this upgrade work will be completed it does not mean that customers will have 3G/4G quite yet, we're excited that it's on the horizon! We'll continue to be proactive about letting you know what's happening so you're in the loop and can enjoy the anticipation along with us!

- The Cellular One Team

 

Telecommunication Grows with Tourism and the Navajo Nation Fair


The Evolution of Wireless Technology on the Reservation

Telecommunications is everevolving and has become an essential resource on the Navajo Nation, that affects our people in their daily work and those traveling to Navajo country. A decade ago, we had limited access to basic phone service and mobile phone service was virtually nonexistent on some parts of the reservation. Today, our longstanding partnerships with carriers like Cellular One, NTUA Wireless, ComNet, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, enable us to work together to bring advanced mobile technology to even some of the most remote areas of the Navajo Nation.

By collaborating with Cellular One, the Navajo Nation has moved into a robust cellular network in such a short time. Cellular One is the pioneer, as they were the first provider to sit down with the Division of Natural Resources, Land Department and Resource Protection Department roughly 10 years ago. This began the process of building a network to bring reliable wireless coverage to our Navajo people, homes, and businesses. We continue to work together to balance their plans for the expansion of their mobile network and strategize towards land development with reliable network and proper placement of cell towers on the Navajo Nation.

As we plan for the 67th Annual Navajo Nation Fair, with over 100,000 in attendance annually. The demand for strong and reliable mobile service is significant. This is a critical resource that our partners like Cellular One tirelessly work to provide for those living on Navajo Nation or visiting us from afar.

During the Navajo Nation Fair, we rely on Cellular One to have enough wireless capacity to support the thousands of fair goers who will use their cell phones and to address any emergency situations if need be. As many families visit and enjoy the Fair, this will also benefit our local economy in the Window Rock area.

"With over two million visitors making the Navajo Nation a top travel destination every year, we strive to have reliable wireless coverage and efficient internet to ensure safe travels to Navajo country," stated Frederick H. White, Division Director of Natural Resources.

Our program's managers work very hard to assist the Navajo people, as well as meeting the needs of our visitors, added White. The Division of Natural Resources and all its counterparts; manage, protect, conserve and preserve the Navajo Nation's natural and cultural resources for the benefit of the Navajo people.

Most importantly, it is our goal to collaborate and work strategically with our telecommucation partners to foster an environment where technology continues to expand so that our own Navajo people can live and work better every day. For more information visit www.dnrnavajo.org or call (928)871-6592/6593.

- By Geri Hongeva, Media Representative, Division Of Natural Resources

 

UPGRADE UPDATE 08-11-13


Hello friends, it's time to give you the latest details on our network upgrade to 3G/4G! During this phase we are upgrading the current antennas and adding additional mainlines to accommodate the new technology. While we intend to complete most of the upgrade work during overnight hours, brief daytime disruptions may occur between August 11 - 18 in the following areas of our network footprint: Holbrook, Cibecue, Hotevills, Navajo, Show Low, Sanders, Monument Valley, Tuba City, and Winslow.

It is impossible to anticipate the exact days we'll be working in each area listed above because some sites will take longer to complete than others. And we don't want to alarm you because we're not talking about entire sites being impacted—just small sectors at a time.

Please keep in mind that although this upgrade work will be completed it does not mean that customers will have 3G/4G quite yet, we're excited that it's on the horizon! We'll continue to be proactive about letting you know what's happening so you're in the loop and can enjoy the anticipation along with us!

- The Cellular One Team

 

Mobile Technology and Healthcare... a Win-Win!


The Evolution of Wireless Technology on the Reservation

The build-out of 3G/4G networks across the reservation signals progress in almost every facet of Navajo life. Better and more reliable coverage means we can connect with friends and family more readily, we can conduct business better and, in some instances, mobile technology can even save lives. I'm referring to Telehealth -- the delivery of health-related services and information via mobile phones and other telecommunications. This capability now exists in some areas of the reservation and will become even more accessible throughout the Navajo Nation as carriers continue to upgrade their services. Cellular One, for example, will complete a significant network upgrade to 3G/4G this year.

Why is Telehealth so critical to the well-being of the Navajo Nation? Many Navajo live in remote, hard-to-reach areas without easy access to area hospitals and health professionals. Flagstaff Medical, for example, draws patients from all across Northern Arizona, including many who drive hundreds of miles from their homes on the reservation in order to receive basic medical care. These long drives and the costs associated with them – lost wages and missed school -- often prohibit individuals and families from seeking the regular care they need. Routine checkups are difficult to manage for many, and it goes without saying that "urgent care" is considered an anomaly to most!

Enter Telehealth. The good, reliable phone coverage that now exists across the reservation makes it possible for us to pick up the phone to contact a health provider versus having to drive 60 miles to make an appointment, fulfill a prescription or ask a non-critical health question. Healthcare professionals also reap the benefits of a better network that supports Telehealth. They can now utilize their phones more efficiently during mobile visits to stay connected to hospital staff, access medical records and information, call-in prescriptions, and more. And, with the advent of 3G/4G, we will eventually be able to use our smartphones and tablets as mobile monitoring tools equipped with technology that can monitor vital signs, blood sugars and other health stats that can be accessed and relayed between provider and patient.

According to Dr. Gayle Dine'Chacon, Professor at UNM Medical School and former Chief Medical Director for the Navajo Nation, "As we incorporate IT into healthcare, we will see big impacts in access to health care, in earlier detection, and overall improved quality of services. Considering the large rural areas and distance between health facilities on the Navajo Nation, these technologies can improve access to care, potentially decrease cost, and improve health outcomes. Technology through telehealth would be able to create a bridge between the health care provider and patient that creates a better utilization of resources and connects patients to services."

While there are admittedly some hurdles to overcome in making Telehealth widely accessible throughout the reservation – it is no small feat to make this technology available across such a vast and rural region -- providers such as Cellular One are working hard to build a network that can support and deploy state-of-theart Telehealth technologies. The goal -- immediate access to topnotch healthcare and resources to improve the lives of everyone living in the Navajo Nation.

- By Brian Gilbert, Wireless Consultant on Navajo Nation

 

UPGRADE UPDATE 08-05-13


Hello friends, it's time to give you the latest details on our network upgrade to 3G/4G! During this phase we are upgrading the current antennas and adding additional mainlines to accommodate the new technology. While we intend to complete most of the upgrade work during overnight hours, brief daytime disruptions may occur between August 5 - 10 in the following areas of our network footprint: Holbrook, Chambers, Houck, Lupton, Navajo, Sanders, Aneth, Hotevills, Red Mesa, St. Michaels, and Tuba City.

It is impossible to anticipate the exact days we'll be working in each area listed above because some sites will take longer to complete than others. And we don't want to alarm you because we're not talking about entire sites being impacted—just small sectors at a time.

Please keep in mind that although this upgrade work will be completed it does not mean that customers will have 3G/4G quite yet, we're excited that it's on the horizon! We'll continue to be proactive about letting you know what's happening so you're in the loop and can enjoy the anticipation along with us!

- The Cellular One Team


UPGRADE UPDATE 07-28-13


Hello friends, it's time to give you the latest details on our network upgrade to 3G/4G! During this phase we are upgrading the current antennas and adding additional mainlines to accommodate the new technology. While we intend to complete most of the upgrade work during overnight hours, brief daytime disruptions may occur between July 28 and August 3 in the following areas of our network footprint: Holbrook, Aneth, Bloomfield, Cibecue, Pinetop, Tsaile, Aztec, Greer, Hotevills, Jeddito, Navajo, Show Low, Clay Springs, Bluff, Red Mesa, Sanders, St. Michaels, Monument Valley, Tuba City, and Winslow.

It is impossible to anticipate the exact days we'll be working in each area listed above because some sites will take longer to complete than others. And we don't want to alarm you because we're not talking about entire sites being impacted just small sectors at a time.

Please keep in mind that although this upgrade work will be completed it does not mean that customers will have 3G/4G quite yet, we're excited that it's on the horizon! We'll continue to be proactive about letting you know what's happening so you're in the loop and can enjoy the anticipation along with us!

- The Cellular One Team

 

UPGRADE UPDATE 07-22-13


Antenna & Line Construction Begins!

Hello friends, it's time to give you the latest details on our network upgrade to 3G/4G! During this phase we are upgrading the current antennas and adding additional mainlines to accommodate the new technology. While we intend to complete most of the upgrade work during overnight hours, brief daytime disruptions may occur between July 22 and 28 in the following areas of our network footprint: Holbrook, Aneth, Bloomfield, Cibecue, Houck, Ganado, Holbrook, Hotevills, Jeddito, Linden, Navajo, Show Low, Black Mesa, Bluff, Red Mesa, Sanders, Shonto, St. Michaels, Monument Valley, Tuba City, and Winslow.

It is impossible to anticipate the exact days we'll be working in each area listed above because some sites will take longer to complete than others. And we don't want to alarm you because we're not talking about entire sites being impacted—just small sectors at a time.

Please keep in mind that although this upgrade work will be completed it does not mean that customers will have 3G/4G quite yet, we're excited that it's on the horizon! We'll continue to be proactive about letting you know what's happening so you're in the loop and can enjoy the anticipation along with us!

- The Cellular One Team

 

UPGRADE UPDATE 07-08-13


Antenna & Line Construction Begins!

Hello friends, it's time to give you the latest details on our network upgrade to 3G/4G! During this phase we are upgrading the current antennas and adding additional mainlines to accommodate the new technology. While we intend to complete most of the upgrade work during overnight hours, brief daytime disruptions may occur between July 8 and 14 in the following areas of our network footprint: Kirtland, Heber, Cameron, Chilchinbito, Chinle, Gallup, Farmington, Cottonwood, Dilkon, Snowflake, Houck, Fort Defiance, Heber, Hotevills, Jeddito, Aztec, Many Farms, Nazlini, Page, Black Mesa, Clay Springs, Pinon, Ramah, Mexican Hat, Red Mesa, Round Rock, Shiprock, St. Johns, Teec Nos Pos, Yah Ta Hey, Vernon, Show Low, and Winslow.

It is impossible to anticipate the exact days we'll be working in each area listed above because some sites will take longer to complete than others. And we don't want to alarm you because we're not talking about entire sites being impacted—just small sectors at a time. That said, sector outages during this time will be limited to remote coverage areas so as not to conflict with any celebrations.

Please keep in mind that although this upgrade work will be completed it does not mean that customers will have 3G/4G quite yet, we're excited that it's on the horizon! We'll continue to be proactive about letting you know what's happening so you're in the loop and can enjoy the anticipation along with us!

- The Cellular One Team


UPGRADE UPDATE 06-28-13


Antenna & Line Construction Begins!

Hello friends, it's time to give you the latest details on our network upgrade to 3G/4G! During During this phase we are upgrading the current antennas and adding additional mainlines to accommodate the new technology. While we intend to complete most of the upgrade work during overnight hours, brief daytime disruptions may occur between July 1 and 7 in the following areas of our network footprint:

Montezuma Creek, Chambers, Blue Gap, Chilchinbito, Cibecue, Cottonwood, Farmington, Houck, Fort Defiance, Gallup, Hotevills, Jeddito, Kaibeto, Many Farms, Farmington, Aztec, Page, Black Mesa, Ramah, Mexican Hat, Shiprock, Shonto, Snowflake, Teec Nos Pos, Tohatchi, Vanderwagen, and Winslow.

It is impossible to anticipate the exact days we'll be working in each area listed above because some sites will take longer to complete than others. And we don't want to alarm you because we're not talking about entire sites being impacted, just small sectors at a time. That said, sector outages from July 4th through July 7th will be limited to remote coverage areas so as not to conflict with any celebrations.

Please keep in mind that although this upgrade work will be completed it does not mean that customers will have 3G/4G quite yet, we're excited that it's on the horizon! We'll continue to be proactive about letting you know what's happening so you're in the loop and can enjoy the anticipation along with us!