Iyonda Lewis, Shonda Bernadin, Tejal Mulay, Hongmei Chi


In this study, we perform two case studies. One study is on coverage mapping of actual network coverage in the North Florida Region for three common carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The second study compares network performance parameters of the 3 carriers including signal strength and connectivity using passive measurements from tools i.e., SIGCAP – a digital tool that collects various signal and sensor data through an Android API, in conjunction with GPS location. Further analyses overlay socioeconomic status and median income data and coverage areas to gain insight to network performance in underserved and under-resourced neighborhoods.