Tower climber Jay Guilford poses atop a cell tower. He was one of 11 climbers to die while working on AT&T jobs during a wave of cell service expansion from 2006 to 2008. Photo courtesy of Bridget Pierce.

In Race For Better Cell Service, Men Who Climb Towers Pay With Their Lives

This story was written by Ryan Knutson, PBS Frontline and Liz Day.  In the spring of 2008, AT&T was racing to roll out a new cell phone network to deliver music, video and online games at faster speeds. The network, known as 3G, was crucial to the company’s fortunes. AT&T’s cell service had been criticized by customers […]