For more information, contact:Holly Hollingsworth, Media RelationsAT&T Ohio614email@example.comAT&T 4G LTE AVAILABLE IN WOOSTERCustomers to benefit from nation’s fastest 4G LTE network on the latest devicesWOOSTER, Ohio (June 5, 2013) —AT&T* has turned on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network** inWooster, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Watch here to seeseveral of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 timesfaster than 3G***. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTEsmartphones and tablets.Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes tomove data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or fileonce you’ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE usesspectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic andservices and to deliver a better network experience.―Fast and reliable mobile data is key to our growing economy. The launch of this service in theWooster area is going to help the entrepreneurs, small businesses, and hardworking citizens who arestriving every day to create a more prosperous Ohio,‖ said State Senator Frank LaRose. ―Thisinvestment is good news for my constituents because advancement in mobile technologies is a criticaleconomic driver for businesses and consumers to remain competitive and to foster further economicgrowth.‖
AT&T’s 4G NetworkAT&T’s innovation and investment has resulted in the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than292 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience. Our 4G LTE networkdelivered faster average download and upload speeds than any of our competitors inPCWorld/TechHive’s most recent 20-market speed tests.AT&T’s 4G LTE network delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, as well as multiple innovationsthat optimize the network for performance. Our network’s radio components are placed close to theantenna at most cell sites, instead of inside the base station, which helps minimize power loss betweenthe base station and antenna and, in turn, improves the performance of our 4G LTE network. Thenetwork also is designed with its core elements distributed across the country, which helps reducelatency, or the delay when using the Internet, because your request isn’t traveling as far.―I’m proud to say that Wooster is among the communities enjoying this cutting-edge technology,‖ saidWooster Chamber of Commerce Vice President Sue Peeples. ―AT&T’s investment is an example ofthe company’s overall commitment to Wooster, and builds on our reputation as a strong region forbusiness investment.‖―We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Wooster reflectswhat customers want from their mobile experience — more, faster, and on the best devices,‖ saidAdam Grzybicki, President AT&T Ohio. ―We’ll continue to invest and transform our infrastructure inresponse to the demands of the Ohio marketplace.‖Even as AT&T continues to expand its 4G LTE coverage, customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4GLTE areas on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network, unlike some competitors, where smartphone customers mayfall back to slower 3G technologies when outside of LTE coverage.
AT&T’s focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes beyond 4G to embraceadditional connection technologies. AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network**** includingmore than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, andprovides access to more than 402,000 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.AT&T also is a leading developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize multiple small antennasto maximize coverage and speed within stadiums, convention centers, office buildings, hotels and otherareas where traditional coverage methods are challenging.Over the past five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into its operations across the country. Since2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a July2012 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. ―Investment Heroes.‖*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&Tbrand and not by AT&T Inc.** Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Claim based on a comparison ofU.S. national carriers’ average 4G LTE download speeds for Android™ and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5.4G speeds not available everywhere.*** 4G LTE device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industryaverage 3G download speeds. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com/network.****A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.Find More Information Online:Web Site Links: Related Media Kits:AT&T NewsAT&T WirelessAT&T 4G NetworkAT&T Network NewsAT&T Mobile DevicesRelated Releases: Related Materials:AT&T to Invest $14 Billion to SignificantlyExpand Wireless and Wireline BroadbandNetworks, Support Future IP Data Growth andInfographic: AT&T 4G EvolutionVideo: What is LTE?