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updated: 11/18/2013 6:09 PM

Better cellphone service, Wi-Fi on tap at Rosemont venues

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Those attending a sporting event at the Allstate Arena or a meeting at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center should soon be getting better cellphone service -- and should be able to surf the Internet, Rosemont village officials said.

The village board approved a site license agreement last week with Concourse Communications Group to provide distributed antenna system and public Wi-Fi service to the two village-owned venues. The services could later be implemented at MB Financial Park, according to Village Attorney Peter Coblentz.

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The village will collect 75 percent of revenues for the cell antenna service, and 60 percent of revenues for Wi-Fi.

The contract is for five years, with the option of two additional 2-year terms.

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