ITHACA, N.Y.—Tompkins County has asked residents to complete a two-minute survey regarding cell phone reception (the survey can be found here). All surveys will remain anonymous and ask residents to rate service on a scale of 1 to 5, as well as share the location where they receive service.

The survey was initiated by Tompkins County Legislator Dan Klein to determine what rural parts of the county suffer poor service to address in the future. “Cell reception impacts a lot of people in Tompkins County, we want to make sure we’re doing what we can to understand who this issue is negatively impacting. I have heard from constituents that reception is spotty particularly in the hilly and southern half of our County.”

Results are publicly available on a map of the county and can be found here.

Zoë Freer-Hessler

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