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AT&T 4G LTE EXPANDS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
As Part of AT&T’s Project VIP Investment, More Customers to Benefit From Nation’s
Most Reliable 4G LTE Network on the Latest Devices
WINTERSVILLE, Ohio (July 28, 2014) — AT&T* has expanded the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE
network** in Jefferson County, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network
technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Steubenville-Weirton on January 29, and the expanded
coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market. AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of
Wintersville and Bloomingdale.
“AT&T’s investment is an example of the company’s overall commitment to this area,” said State
Senator Lou Gentile. “This enhancement of the wireless infrastructure in Jefferson County provides an
important driver of economic growth, allowing businesses in our smaller communities to compete on a
“This continued investment is good news for my constituents,” said State Representative Jack Cera.
“They need and want access to the same technological tooIs, whether they live and work in our larger
cities or in our rural communities. We are delighted to see this infrastructure expanding to additional
areas in Jefferson County.”
Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:
Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times
faster than 3G.*** Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
Reliability. AT&T has the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network.
Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE
smartphones and tablets.
Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency than other wireless technologies,
which means faster processing time to move data through a network, such as initiating a web
page file or download. 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 uses
spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and
services and to deliver a better network experience.
AT&T’s 4G Network
This expansion is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan announced in
Fall 2012 to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. Through this investment, AT&T is
supporting its customers’ growing desire for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and
cloud-based services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add macro cell sites nationwide by year-
end 2015, as well as deploy small cells and add Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of
its wireless network.
“We’ve seen positive response from customers on our 4G LTE launch, and as today’s expansion
shows, we’re continuing our rollout of fast 4G LTE speeds to more areas of Ohio,” said AT&T External
Affairs Director B.J. Smith. “We’ll continue to invest and transform our infrastructure in response to the
demands of the Ohio marketplace.”
AT&T’s focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes beyond 4G to embrace
additional connection technologies. AT&T operates more than 34,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular
restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 1 million globally
through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-
Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless
AT&T also is a leading developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize multiple small antennas
to maximize coverage and speed within stadiums, convention centers, office buildings, hotels and other
areas where traditional coverage methods are challenging.
AT&T invested more than $1.6 billion in its Ohio wireless and wireline networks from 2011 through
2013, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall
performance of its networks. Additionally, in 2013 AT&T hired more than 900 new employees in Ohio,
many as the result of our continued investment in Ohio to support our customer service and network
Over the past six years (2008 to 2013), AT&T invested more than $140 billion into its wireless and
wireline networks, when you combine capital investment and acquisitions of spectrum and wireless
operations. Since 2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public
company. In a September 2013 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&T
brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Reliability claim based on third party data regarding nationwide carriers’ 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
4G LTE not available everywhere.
*** Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 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.
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