Verizon fired up a new low lying macro near Summit and Main St. Crown Point, IN within the last week:
Backhaul is again limited like every other site around here. It's just north of the square and helps with coverage a little but you don't get B4 from any site in the square so B13 gets kinda bogged down. They need to add a small cell in the square if they want B4 coverage there.
This was off of the new site (PCI 232) by the square:
The new site is the lower yellow one, PCI 232. The site a few miles to the west is 135, and the site to the east is 17. Before 232 went online I would get 135 instead and get about 6 Mbps instead of the 3.9 I saw off of 232.
Just a block north of the square on PCI 17:
133rd and Morse st in Cedar Lake, IN. I was wondering where this site was coming from til I followed it to the west side of town. Didn't realize they were pushing signal that far from over there, it appears to be a boomer tower though. Really not the best time to tower hunt when it's foggy and dark lol:
Right by the tower:
B13 at 81st and Sheffield, Dyer, IN:
In Roselawn, IN on a brand new macro that Verizon just built this year. New tower and all:
In some tiny town called Shelby, went here to test the signal because in 2015 I dropped off LTE here. Well it stuck this time, it was picking up the tower in Lowell (8 miles away) and the new one at Roselawn (that was much weaker for some reason, though closer). The test was on the tower 8 miles away. Impressive speed for such a distant site:
Turned off LTE just to see how bad 3G was. It was bad!:
Verizon's site spacing gets really sparse once you get south of Rt. 231. I think Sprint is the least dense in this area, AT&T and Verizon are about the same, and TMO has sites in areas where VZ doesn't but I've never tested them extensively out that way.
B13 indoors at Cline & Rt 30: