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AT&T EXPANDS 4G LTE COVERAGE TO MORE AREAS OF PASSAIC COUNTY
Additional Cell Site Upgraded to 4G LTE as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment in Local Wireless Network CLIFTON, N.J., APR., 10, 2013 — As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T* has upgraded an additional mobile Internet cell site in Clifton to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses along Routes 3 and 21. AT&T has the nation’s fastest 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 and innovative new 4G LTE-compatible devices. AT&T’s ultra-fast 4G LTE network is available in other parts of northern New Jersey, Middlesex County and in New York City, Westchester County and Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York. 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. “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 J.Micheal Schweder, president, AT&T Mid-Atlantic. “As part of the community in Passaic, 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 invested nearly $2.2 billion in its New Jersey wireless and wireline networks from 2010 to 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks. AT&T’s 4G Network AT&T’s innovation and investment has resulted in the nation’s largest 4G network, covering 288 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience. Our 4G LTE network delivered faster average download speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld’s most recent 13-market speed tests. AT&T’s 4G LTE network delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G*** as well as multiple innovations that optimize the network for performance. Our network’s radio components are placed close to the antenna at most cell sites, instead of inside the base station, which helps minimize power loss between the base station and antenna and, in turn, improves the performance of our 4G LTE network. The network also is designed with its core elements distributed across the country, which helps reduce latency, or the delay when using the Internet, because your request isn’t traveling as far. Even as AT&T continues to expand its 4G LTE coverage, customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas on our 4G HSPA+ network, unlike competitors, where smartphone customers fall 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 embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network**** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers and provides access to more than 402,000 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. Over the past five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into operations. Since 2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. “Investment Heroes.”
Find More Information Online: Web Site Links: AT&T News AT&T Wireless AT&T 4G Network Related Releases: AT&T Invested narly $2.2 Billion in New Jersey from 2010 to 2012 to Enhance Speeds, Reliability and Performance for Customers AT&T 4G LTE Expands to Middlesex County Related Media Kits: AT&T Network News AT&T Mobile Devices AT&T Mobile Internet Related Materials: Infographic: AT&T 4G Evolution Video: What is LTE? Video: 4G LTE and HSPA+ Coverage Video: 4G Shopping Tips Video: AT&T 4G Network Speeds Infographic: 2012 Network Investment
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** Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Claim based on a comparison of U.S. national carriers’ average 4G LTE download speeds for Android™ and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. 4G speeds not available everywhere.
*** 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. Learn more at att.com/network. **** A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations. 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 largest 4G 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 services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. 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 http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT. © 2013 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 4G not available everywhere. 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.