For more information, contact:Holly HollingsworthAT&T – OhioOffice: 614-223-5711Mobile: firstname.lastname@example.orgAT&T EXPANDS MOBILE BROADBAND CAPACITY AND COVERAGE IN ASHTABULA COUNTY New Cell Sites Activated as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment in Local Wireless NetworkASHTABULA, Ohio, Feb. 7, 2012 — As part of its continuing network investment to support growingdemand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activation of 17new mobile broadband cell sites in Ashtabula, Conneaut, Dorset, Geneva, Jefferson, Kingsville, NorthKingsville, Orwell and Saybrook that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses. Withmobile broadband speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the verylatest interactive mobile applications.The new cell sites are one part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to drive investment and innovation to deliverthe nation’s best, most advanced mobile broadband experience for customers. With the nation’s fastestmobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voiceand data capabilities.In addition, AT&T announced the completion of a network enhancement to add new layers offrequency, also known as ―carriers,‖ to 14 cell sites in Ashtabula, Conneaut, Geneva, Kingsville, NorthKingsville and Saybrook to more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile broadbandcapacity. The expansion helps manage ever-growing demand for mobile broadband services byallocating more network resources for AT&T’s mobile broadband network.CNN Money recently recognized AT&T for enhancing its wireless network. Last year, AT&T completed150,000 network enhancements across the country, more than triple the year before, giving customers
more capacity and faster speeds. AT&T invested more than $1.4 billion in its Ohio wireless and wirelinenetworks from 2009 through 2011.―We want you to have an extraordinary experience whether you’re making a phone call, sharing videosand photos with friends, checking the latest scores, or keeping your business mobile on your AT&Tdevice. Smartphones, tablets and laptops are continuing to drive unprecedented demand for wirelessaccess everywhere. We’re investing in a combination of technologies right here in the AshtabulaCounty area to meet these needs and ensure an advanced broadband experience for all ourcustomers,‖ said Larry Evans, vice president and general manager, AT&T Ohio and westernPennsylvania.AT&T Ohio state president, Tom Pelto, said his company’s local investment creates many advantagesfor the people of Ohio. ―A recent study by the NDN think tank found that innovation has drivencontinued investments to upgrade the wireless broadband infrastructure in America, includingtransitions from 2G to 3G and now from 3G to 4G,‖ said Pelto. ―The world is going wireless, and thistechnology is enabling, empowering, enriching and enhancing lives at work, at play and everywhere inbetween. This investment has spurred significant new job creation and growth across all sectors of theeconomy and has fostered employment for U.S. workers.‖―This is fantastic news for Ashtabula County businesses and citizens who depend on high speedwireless service each and every day,‖ said State Senator Capri Cafaro. ―By having this enhancedservice available, Ashtabula County becomes an even more attractive place to grow or start abusiness.‖AT&T’s mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family oftechnologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in theworld. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access tovoice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offersvoice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile broadbandservices in more than 130 countries.
―AT&T’s investment to increase wireless network coverage in Ashtabula will help consumers and localbusinesses, which in turn, will strengthen our local economy,‖ said State Representative CaseyKozlowski. ―For Ashtabula, and Ohio, to be able to keep and create jobs we need access to the latesttechnologies that the mobile network can offer our citizens and businesses.‖AT&T also operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** with nearly 30,000 hotspots in the U.S. andprovides access to nearly 190,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&Tsmartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fiusage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Ashtabula County or anywhere in the United States,consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measurecoverage quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.Find More Information Online: Web Site Links: Related Media Kits: AT&T Web Site AT&T’s Wireless Network AT&T Wireless Web Site AT&T Wireless Network News About the AT&T Mobile Broadband Network Related Releases: Related Fact Sheets: AT&T Details Wireless Network Upgrades in the Rethink Possible Cleveland Area AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Coverage in Trumbull County*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and notby AT&T Inc.** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled devicerequired. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.About AT&T