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12.4.29 hudson hub times akron canton lte launch


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Hudson Hub Times article about the April 20, 2012 activation of AT&T's 4G LTE wireless network in Akron and Canton, Ohio

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12.4.29 hudson hub times akron canton lte launch

  1. 1. SUNDAY· HUDSONHUBTIMES.COM • APRIL 29, 2012 • ~oe VDC Board says city should spare two b~ildings. Page 10 FE ,,.AT&T turns on new wireless network including those in Hud- by HOllY SCHOENSTEIN I REPORTER economy, high-tech invest- Stow - AT&Ts custom- son Nordonia, Northfield, ment like this assures that ers in the Greater Akron Ma~edonia, Twinsburg, local entrepreneurs can Streetsboro and and Canton area, includ- will have access to Aurora, the new provide the jobs our fami-ing Stow, were the first in network by early summer, lies need to thrive," LaRose Ohio to have access to an the rest of the country by said in the release.upgraded wireless network the end of 2013,said AT&T "One of the reasons Ithat the company says re- spokeswoman Holly Hol- sponsored Senate Bill 271, sults in much faster re- lingsworth. which is currently in the sponse times when using Ohio House, is to create The technology is up to a regulatory environmentmobile gadgets. 10 times faster than the Company representatives companys 3G network. Ac- that encourages invest-made the announcement ments like this, assuring our cess to the-new network re- state attracts thejobs Ohio- during an event April 20, quires 4G LTE devices andthe day all of its customers data plans. ans need," he said. "This in-had access to the new net- vestment in fast mobile In- "This is where the future ternet capability is exactlywork, at its store on Kent _ is going," said AT&T OhioRoad. what we need in order to state president Tom Pelto. allow businesses and con- "We continue to see de- He said the faster speedsmand for mobile Internet will result in more efficien- sumers to remain compet- skyrocket, and our 4G LTE cy,which will be helpful for itive, and I would. like tonetwork in Akron and Can- businesses. thank AT&T for their posi-ton responds to what cus- tive investment in our com- According to company of- munity."tomers want from their mo- ficials, users should experi-bile experience - more, ence faster response times Roegner said she was "re-faster, on the best devices," when streaming videos, ally excited" about the an- said Larry Evans, vice pres- downloading and upload- nouncement as it will give aident and general manag- ing and playing games. tremendous boost to exist- er for AT&T Ohio and west- ing and future businesses, The new technology wont "Im proud to say that ern Pennsylvania, in a press make a differencewhile cus-release. "Akron and Can- tomers are talking on mo- the Akron/Canton area iston customers now have bile phones. among the first in Ohio to our fastest available speeds State Sen. Frank LaRose receive this cutting-edgewith 4G LTE." and District 42 State Rep. technology," she said. "This The upgraded network Kristina Roegner were pres- announcement puts ourreaches north to Stow, east ent during the announce- area in a better position toto Ravenna, south to Can- ment. compete for good-payington and west to Fairlawn. "Its important .for the jobs, and it willimprove the Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, people of our community states business climate as-Kent and Ravenna are in- to have access to the latest awhole." .eluded. communications technolo- Email: Cleveland customers, gy.In an information-driven Phone: 330-686-3917 wr Market St. in Akron, from 7:30to Route 8 north will be closed for 9:30a.m. The suggested contri- 45 days for embankment work, bution is $100 per person, with according to the Ohio Department a $575 maximum contribution of Transportation. The detour isBreakfast supports per person and $3,450 maximum Howe Avenue to Main Street tojudge candidate contribution per entity. No corpo- Newberry Street to Broad Bou- AtIorn!!Ys David ~ and rate checks will be accepted. levard. This work is part of a . - $200,000 project to make bin