Send comments, suggestions and concerns to communications@cityofrehoboth.com with the subject line “Advancing Telecommunications."

Rehoboth Beach is taking steps to address growing telecommunications issues in the city.

Population density has increased, wireless devices have become cheaper and cellular antennas receive more traffic with larger data streams. Cell towers’ ability to provide coverage cannot keep pace.

Connectivity is essential to the city’s ability to compete. As a start, AT&T will install five antennas secured through a license agreement with the city in the coming weeks. Site locations include building and pole structures on the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Avenue and Wilmington Avenue.

AT&T customers should see a marked improvement in cellular connectivity due to the increased number of antennas that can connect iPhones and other devices back to their network. This is not just a vastly more reliable network but a sustainable one. As the city takes the next steps toward building a more connected Rehoboth Beach by adding additional carriers, they are asking for comments, suggestions and concerns to communications@cityofrehoboth.com with the subject line “Advancing Telecommunications."