In 2006, the best cell provider in Charlottesville was Alltel. Times have changed.
Those moving to Charlottesville are often surprised that we don’t have 100% cell coverage in the entire region, much less LTE/4G. When showing rural (and sometimes not-so-rural) properties, I try to remind my clients to check their cell phones … sometimes the cell phone data connection is the only high speed internet available.
I haven’t tested Open Signal yet in multiple areas of Charlottesville, but Open Signal looks to be a useful solution to determining cell coverage. They have an app, too.
Another thought – wouldn’t it be cool if you could search for homes by cell phone coverage and high-speed internet speeds?
Yet another thought – I wonder how Albemarle County’s 4G feasibility study is coming.