Medford City Council considers way to tackle cell phone "dead zones"

Roxy Ann, Jul. 14th 2017, (KTVL/Megan Allison)

MEDFORD -- In Thursday's city council meeting the idea was pitched to add micro-cell devices to limit dead zones in city limits.

These would be put on power poles outside crowded places like coffee shops, or in neighborhoods like East Medford with limited service. City councilors said there are some downsides, like the noise that comes with an attached cooling device. But residents said that's a small price to pay.

"Sometimes I'll wake up in the morning and have no service. Depends on where I go in the house as to where I have to stand just to make phone calls," Richard Pellerin said.

For now the council is looking for more information, and they expect another study session moving forward.

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