Final hh - 12.6.13 - southern ohio mb cell site deployment and additional carrier release
For more information, contact:Holly HollingsworthAT&T – OhioOffice: 614-223-5711Mobile: email@example.com AT&T EXPANDS MOBILE INTERNET CAPACITY AND COVERAGE IN SOUTHERN OHIO New Cell Sites Activated as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment in Local Wireless NetworkCHILLICOTHE, Ohio, June 13, 2012 — As part of its continuing network investment to supportgrowing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activationof 11 new mobile Internet cell sites in Gallia, Jackson, Pike, Ross, and Scioto counties, in communitiesincluding Chillicothe, Jackson, Piketon and Portsmouth. This expansion will enhance coverage for arearesidents and businesses, and will provide mobile Internet coverage through the U.S. Route 23 corridorfrom Chillicothe to Portsmouth. With mobile Internet 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 Internet experience for customers. With the nation’s fastestmobile Internet network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice anddata capabilities.In addition, AT&T announced the completion of a network enhancement to add new layers offrequency, also known as ―carriers,‖ to 29 cell sites in Gallia, Jackson, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vintoncounties, in communities including Chillicothe, Gallipolis, Jackson, McArthur, Portsmouth and Waverlyto more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile Internet capacity. The expansionhelps manage ever-growing demand for mobile Internet services by allocating more network resourcesfor AT&T’s mobile Internet 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 southern Ohio tomeet these needs and ensure an advanced broadband experience for all our customers,‖ said LarryEvans, 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.‖―For southern Ohio to keep and create jobs, our businesses and consumers need access to the latesttechnologies, such as mobile Internet and all of the capabilities it offers. The announcement thatAT&T’s mobile Internet network is now expanded in our area is great news for our economicdevelopment future,‖ said John Hemmings, Executive Director of the Ohio Valley RegionalDevelopment Commission.AT&T’s mobile Internet 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 Internetservices 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 225,000 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 southern Ohio 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 News AT&T Network News AT&T Wireless AT&T Wi-Fi AT&T 4G Network AT&T Mobile Phones Related Releases: Related Fact Sheets: AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Coverage in Infographic: 2011 Network Investment Adams, Brown and Highland Counties AT&T Coverage Viewer AT&T Celebrates Opening of New High Tech Store in Rethink Possible Chillicothe*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 largest4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. Aleader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering themost 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-based business communications services is oneof the most advanced in the world.