RBC I Union Wireless continues to invest in Rio Blanco County and improve mobile communications throughout the region by enhancing its already extensive wireless network.
So far in 2016, the company has upgraded 29 towers throughout the region to support high-speed data capabilities. Ten of those upgrades took place in the last month, including two in Rio Blanco County.
According to Brian Woody, chief customer relations officer at Union Wireless, “We are committed to providing our customers with the very best coverage and fastest data speeds possible. This isn’t an easy job considering that Wyoming is the fourth largest state with the smallest population. In 2015 alone, Union added 15 new towers and upgraded 69 towers from 2G to 3G and 4G/LTE. In order to meet our customers’ demand, we plan on upgrading more than 100 towers in 2016.”
In addition, Union has installed 300 miles of new fiber-optic cable and transmission equipment in Wyoming during the last two years. The company anticipates installing 200 more miles of fiber in 2016.
The fiber system that Union Wireless is currently building out will enhance network bandwidth capacity along the I-80 corridor, as well as communities in central Wyoming, and allow for substantial expansion in the future.
“Our focus is on our customers. They want high-speed data and service in remote areas so they can stay connected to the people and things they love. The investments and efforts that are taking place today will ensure that Union Wireless will be around to serve the local community for another 100 years,” Woody added.