Final hh - 12.2.7 lorain county mb cell site deployment and additional carrier release
For more information, contact:Holly HollingsworthAT&T – OhioOffice: 614-223-5711Mobile: firstname.lastname@example.orgAT&T EXPANDS MOBILE BROADBAND CAPACITY AND COVERAGE IN LORAIN COUNTY Additional Spectrum Expected to Improve Connectivity and Performance of Mobile Broadband Data and Voice ConnectivityLORAIN, Ohio, Feb. 7, 2012 — As part of its continuing network investment to upport growing demandfor advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activation of a new mobilebroadband cell site in Avon that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses. With mobilebroadband speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latestinteractive mobile applications.The new cell site is one part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to drive investment and innovation to deliver thenation’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.―The need for enhanced wireless coverage continues to increase as more and more businesses rely onmobile devices to stay connected with their customers,‖ said State Senator Gayle Manning. ―In acompetitive environment where speed and reliability are critical, it’s great to see companies like AT&Tinvesting in their customer experience here in Ohio and enabling other companies to grow theiroperations through the use of wireless technology.‖In addition, AT&T announced the completion of a network enhancement to add new layers offrequency, also known as ―carriers,‖ to 20 cell sites in Avon, Avon Lake, Grafton, Lorain, North
Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield Lake and Vermilion to more efficiently manage available spectrum andincrease mobile broadband capacity. The expansion helps manage ever-growing demand for mobilebroadband services by allocating 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 customersmore 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 Lorain Countyarea to meet these needs and ensure an advanced broadband experience for all our customers,‖ saidLarry Evans, vice president and general manager, AT&T Ohio and western Pennsylvania.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.‖"AT&T’s investment in mobile broadband technology to enhance the wireless network is a positivedevelopment for the Lorain County area,‖ said State Representative Matt Lundy. ―It is an encouragingsign of AT&Ts ongoing commitment to making new and better technologies available to drive growthand vibrancy in our communities, which will be very important to consumers in Lorain County.‖
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 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 Lorain 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 Network in Sandusky Area*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.