(Ripley County, Ind.) - More Ripley County residents may want to check the number of bars on their phone as coverage is expanding in the rural county.
Verizon Wireless has recently activated a cell tower in the Elrod area, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
Expanded cell service is also planned by Verizon in Milan, where a tower has been built but may not be activated until later this year.
“I’m very happy we’re getting a couple of new cell towers in the area but many more are needed if we’re to upgrade our technology to a competitive position with surrounding areas. I’ll continue to work with the cell companies to obtain commitments on new towers,” Frye said in an e-mail.