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Final hh - 14.1.7 - akron root metrics release


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Final hh - 14.1.7 - akron root metrics release

  1. 1. For more information, contact: Holly Hollingsworth, Media Relations 614.223.5711 AT&T RANKS NO. 1 IN AKRON Independent mobile analyticsfirm RootMetrics awards top spot to AT&T in recent wireless network performance test AKRON, Ohio (Jan. 7, 2014) —A newly released report shows AT&T*wireless customers in Akron, Ohioare enjoying the highest ranked local network.An independent mobile research and testing organization today gave AT&T’s overall wireless network top honors. Seattle-based RootMetrics® ranked AT&T highest for combined/overall voice, data and text network performance in Akron. The RootMetrics®wireless network performance study for Akron named AT&T as the overall RootMetrics RootScore® Award winner for its combination of call, text and mobile Internet performance. The RootMetrics award is based on analysis of more than 18,673 wireless test calls, texts and data transmissions conducted during November, 2013. This study is the third consecutive RootMetrics study for Akron in which AT&T ranked highest. “AT&T was ranked highest inour November, 2013 tests of overall network performance in the Akron area. Our overall RootScore Award looks at call, data and text performance across all data network technologies, including 4G LTE. We look at performance from a consumer’s point of view, and AT&T offered a very strong overall performance for those in Akron during our tests,” said Bill Moore, president and CEO of RootMetrics. AT&T launched 4G LTE**in Akron in April, 2012.It plans to expand its 4G LTE network to cover 300 million people nationwide by year-end 2014. Even as 4G LTE expands, customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas with our 4G HSPA+ technology. “Our customers depend on their wireless service to help manage their busy lives,” said Adam Grzybicki, President of AT&T Ohio. “They want service they can depend on as they travel in and around the Akron area. We are happy to see our network investment is paying off and our customers are getting topranked wireless performance. “There are more reasons than ever to choose AT&T. We invested nearly $1.8 billion in our wireless and wired networks in Ohio since 2010, including more than $225 million in the first half of 2013, and we’ll continue investing in order to give our customers great service.” Akron RootScore®Report January, 2014. Performance rankings of four mobile networks rely on scores calculated from random samples. Your experience may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of AT&T. Visit for more details. Find More Information Online: Web Site Links: Related Media Kits: AT&T News AT&T Wireless AT&T 4G Network AT&T Network News AT&T Mobile Devices Related Releases: Related Materials: AT&T Plans to Launch Blackberry Z10 and Blackberry Q10 Smartphones Powered by Blackberry 10, for Consumer and Business Customers Infographic: AT&T 4G Evolution Video: What is LTE? Video: 4G LTE and HSPA+ Coverage Video: 4G Shopping Tips AT&T to Acquire Wireless Spectrum and Assets from Atlantic Tele-
  2. 2. Network, Inc., Enhance Wireless Coverage in Rural Areas AT&T Enhances Mobile Broadband Coverage in Time for the Big Game and Carnival Season Video: AT&T 4G Network Speeds Infographic: 2012 Network Investment *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. **4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at and YouTube at © 2013 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. 4G LTE speed claim based on national carriers’ average 4G LTE download speeds. Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.