We all know how frustrating it is to drop a call, especially in emergency situations. Can you imagine what that would be like if it happened in your own home? Talk about awful. This is a predicament that many people in NYC would face if it weren’t for in-house wireless networks that developers continue to add to high rises that are at or above the level of cell tower antennas.
Michael Graves, an associate broker at Douglas Elliman has noticed that more and more of his clients are commenting on the number of bars on their phones. “A strong cell reception is a prerequisite,” he says. Without these DAS (distributed antenna systems) installations, some residents would strongly consider moving. “If you’re living in Manhattan,” he said, “you shouldn’t be getting the cell reception that you would in the woods, especially when you’re buying a multimillion-dollar apartment.” These are exactly the scenarios that developers want to avoid.
Read the full New York Times article here.