MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. Residents in Hawthorne who are AT&T customers may be experiencing more bars on their cell phones and less "can you hear me now."
That's because AT&T has recently installed a new broadband cell site in Hawthorne to expand its coverage for customers in Westchester County.
"Westchester consumers will now have greater access to mobile broadband services, which will help businesses grow and keep people connected," said Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins in a statement released by AT&T. "It is encouraging to see businesses like AT&T continue to take advantage of all of the opportunities for growth here in Westchester."
The expanded network in Hawthorne will take place along the Taconic State Parkway in between Lakeview Avenue and the Sprain Brook Parkway and also on Stevens Avenue between Route 100 and Columbus Avenue.
Joan Maybury, the Mount Pleasant town supervisor, said she believes that the new cell sites will not be large towers and should not be a nuisance to residents.
"Any large tower or structure that they would install, they would have to come in front of the town board, and they have not," Maybury said.
AT&T did not have any word on the technology of the new cell sites or a timeline for when customers will receive the expanded coverage.
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