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For more information, contact:Holly HollingsworthAT&T – OhioOffice: 614-223-5711Mobile: email@example.comAT&T DETAILS MORE THAN 45 WIRELESS NETWORK UPGRADES IN 2011 IN TOLEDO Company Builds New Cell Sites, Boosts Capacity and Adds Fiber Optics to Enhance NetworksTOLEDO, Ohio, February 7, 2012 — AT&T* invested more than $1.4 billion in its Ohio wireless andwireline networks from 2009 through 2011 with a focus on improving the company’s mobile broadbandcoverage and overall performance of its networks.During 2011, AT&T made more than 45 wireless network upgrades in four key categories in Toledo.These enhancements include: Activating three new cell sites or towers to improve network coverage. Deploying faster fiber-optic connections to 15 cell sites. Combined with HSPA+ technology, these deployments enable 4G speeds**. Adding capacity or an extra layer of frequency to cell sites – like adding lanes to a highway – with the addition of 20 of these layers, or ―carriers‖. Upgrading eight cell sites to provide fast mobile broadband speeds. ―Our goal is to deliver a network experience that mobilizes everything for customers. The ongoinginvestment we’re making in Ohio is designed to increase coverage and reliability, and to provideadvanced services to our customers,‖ said Larry Evans, vice president and general manager, AT&TOhio 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 in
between. This investment has spurred significant new job creation and growth across all sectors of theeconomy and has fostered employment for U.S. workers.‖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.―This is fantastic news for greater Toledo area businesses and citizens who depend on high speedwireless service each and every day,‖ said State Representative Barbara Sears. ―By having thisenhanced service available, Toledo becomes an even more attractive place to grow or start abusiness.‖AT&T plans to support the build or upgrade of thousands of cell sites nationwide to increase networkspeed, coverage and reliability for both mobile voice and broadband services. In addition, AT&T plansto install additional radio ―carriers‖ at thousands of cell sites nationally, enabling new layers of spectrumcapacity to carry larger volumes of mobile broadband traffic. Additional capacity helps support risingmobile data traffic volumes, which continue to increase at a rapid pace.AT&T 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 Toledo or anywhere in the United States, consumerscan visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coveragequality 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 Network News AT&T Wireless Web Site Wireless Networks About AT&T Networks AT&T Mobile Phones Related Releases: Related Fact Sheets: AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Coverage in Findlay Infographic: AT&T 4G Evolution AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Coverage in Tiffin Video: What is LTE? Video: AT&T 4G – Faster Mobile Broadband Experience