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For more information, contact:Holly HollingsworthAT&T – OhioOffice: 614-223-5711Mobile: email@example.comAT&T EXPANDS MOBILE BROADBAND CAPACITY AND COVERAGE IN MERCER COUNTY New Cell Sites Activated as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment in Local Wireless NetworkCELINA, 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 threenew mobile broadband cell sites in Celina, Fort Recovery and Saint Henry that will enhance coveragefor area residents and businesses. With mobile broadband speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web,download files faster, and enjoy the very latest 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 these three cell sites to more efficiently manage availablespectrum and increase mobile broadband capacity. The expansion helps manage ever-growingdemand for mobile broadband services by allocating more network resources for AT&T’s mobilebroadband 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 Mercer 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.‖―These investments in mobile broadband will be a great help in improving our business climate inMercer County,‖ said State Representative Jim Buchy. ―Businesses looking to expand or relocateexpect the latest in wireless technology. Because we can provide this cutting-edge technology, our areais in a better position to compete for good-paying jobs and it will improve the state’s business climate asa whole.‖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 Mercer 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 Expands Mobile Broadband Coverage in Rethink Possible Lima AT&T Customers Get More Mobile Broadband Coverage in Darke 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&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies inthe world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in theUnited States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastestmobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wirelesscoverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also ®offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-