The existing sites already run 2G on PCS.
Originally Posted by terryjohnson16
Permits are needed because the upgrade involves replacing the majority of the equipment at the cell site. New antennas are being installed as part of the upgrade process, among other things such as having remote radio units mounted at the top of the cell site. This should improve improve coverage slightly, so if you have to stand by a window to use your phone now, it might work a little further into the building.
Bars are not a true indication of signal strength or quality.