LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – AT&T is planning to install an antenna system designed to improve download speeds and capacity for mobile phone use across the University of Kansas campus.
The university says the company will build a network of small antenna systems, with a goal of covering 95 percent of the campus in Lawrence. Currently, mobile phone users often struggle to download data or make phone calls inside many university buildings or athletic venues.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that AT&T is paying to build the network. It plans to recover its multimillion-dollar investment by eventually opening the system to other carriers and charging for network access.
Jeff Perry, deputy technology officer for Kansas, expects the new antennas to increase data capacity for mobile users 32 times over the current capacity.