SunFest 2017: AT&T to boost wireless signal in downtown WPB

SunFest fans shouldn’t have a problem uploading their selfies and social media posts.

Fans scream as Fall Out Boy performs on the Ford stage during Sunfest in downtown West Palm Beach on May 3, 2015. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

In anticipation of the outdoor festival’s large crowds, AT&T is setting up a mobile cell site to help boost coverage in downtown West Palm Beach.

The cell site has been installed along Clematis Street near Flagler Drive, the company said. The mobile unit provides the coverage and capacity of three individual cell sites.

AT&T is also providing smartphone charging stations for concert goers at its booth inside this year’s event.

“Events like SunFest are full of moments customers want to share through texts, pictures, status updates and phone calls,” said Joe York, AT&T Florida president. “We’re working hard to give them great coverage and fast speeds.”

AT&T to boost cell coverage at SunFest

SunFest fans shouldn’t have a problem uploading their selfies and social media posts.

Fans scream as Fall Out Boy performs on the Ford stage during Sunfest in downtown West Palm Beach on May 3, 2015.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
Fans scream as Fall Out Boy performs on the Ford stage during Sunfest in downtown West Palm Beach on May 3, 2015. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

AT&T plans to install a mobile cell phone tower near the West Palm Beach waterfront to help boost cell and data coverage during the five-day event.

The mobile cell tower, known as “Cell on Wheels,” or COW, will be set up near Trinity Place and S. Flagler Drive. AT&T has also also upgraded an existing cell site at the north end of the SunFest site to provide better signal strength.

“Events like this one are full of moments customers want to share through texts, pictures, status updates and phone calls,” said AT&T Florida President Joe York. “We’re working to give them reliable coverage and fast speeds, so they can get the most out of their mobile devices while enjoying the art and music at SunFest.”

SunFest, south Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival, kicks off Wednesday and runs through May 1.