Catoctin Creek (Karmen) – Why It’s Needed

Why It’s Needed

The area of Taylorstown, Lovettsville Road, Downey Mill Road and the surrounding area experience poor cellular service with significant gaps in wireless coverage. Additionally, residents and businesses in this area suffer from a lack of broadband services. This site is intended to materially improve the current availability of reliable cellular and broadband services and ultimately deliver 5G to the community.

The below image shows the current cellular coverage in the area. Areas overlayed with yellow or red have poor coverage, areas that have no color overlay represent complete coverage gaps:


Catoctin - Why it's needed

911 Emergency Response Facts

  • Cell Phones are the source of 80% of E911 Calls
  • Every first responder in Loudoun uses an AT&T/FirstNet in-vehicle data terminal as well as their cell phone
  • In house coverage is even worse than shown
  • This will continue to get worse as carriers decommission their 3G networks
    • VZW end of 2020
    • AT&T in 2022

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