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AT&T EXPANDS 4G LTE COVERAGE TO MORE STARK COUNTY
Additional Cell Sites Upgraded to 4G LTE as Part of AT&T’s Project VIP Investment
CANTON, Ohio (July 30, 2014) — As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE
rollout, AT&T* has upgraded three additional mobile Internet cell sites in Stark County to expand
AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses. The additional sites will carry 4G LTE
coverage into the Navarre and East Canton areas.
AT&T has the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network.** AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of
wireless network technology and provides several benefits for local residents, including faster mobile
Internet speeds – up to 10 times faster than 3G – improved performance, reliability and innovative
new 4G LTE-compatible devices.***
AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Canton in April 2012. The new cell sites are one part
of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to expand 4G LTE coverage and to drive investment and innovation to
deliver the nation’s best, most advanced mobile Internet experience for customers.
“In an information-driven economy, the ability to have access to the latest communications technology
is critical,” said Navarre Mayor Bob Benson. “I’m pleased to see that AT&T’s investment in Stark
County continues to grow with more fast wireless infrastructure within our communities.”
AT&T’s 4G Network
This launch 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
AT&T’s innovation and investment has resulted in a nationwide 4G network with ultra-fast speeds and
a consistent user experience.
“Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience, and they’ll be able to download,
upload, stream and game faster than ever before on our 4G LTE network,” said AT&T External Affairs
Director Steve Kristan. “As part of the Stark County community, we’re always looking for new
opportunities to provide enhanced coverage, and our investment in the local wireless network is
another way we’re accomplishing that.”
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
hotspots 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 data plans.****
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.”
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* 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.
*** Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. Learn more at
**** A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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 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 global wireless coverage, based on
offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers 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.
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