AT&T Tees Up the 3G Mobile Broadband Network in the Greenbrier and Lewisburg
Local Wireless Network Upgrade Extends Access to Advanced Products, Services and Applications in White Sulphur Springs, Lewisburg, Caldwell and Ronceverte
PR Newswire — July 26, 2010
LEWISBURG, W. Va., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T* today announced the availability of its third generation (3G) mobile broadband network at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, Lewisburg and surrounding communities including Caldwell and Ronceverte. The launch opens the door to a new era of mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content for golf fans this week, and consumers and businesses in the area.
“I am pleased that AT&T is deploying the latest 3G broadband technology in White Sulphur Springs, Lewisburg and the surrounding communities,” said Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin. “Not only does this improve the quality of daily life for all residents, but it will help attract businesses and grow jobs. This is why I work for policies which make West Virginia a place where companies want to locate and invest.”
“During the past several years, we’ve made substantial private investments to provide our customers across West Virginia with access to the kind of technology that will stimulate economic growth, inspire innovation and create jobs,” said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic.
The 3G launch is part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to extend its 3G wireless network – the fastest in the nation, according to independent testing. They are also part of AT&T’s previously announced plans to drive innovation and expand its mobile network across the state. From 2007 through 2009, AT&T’s total capital investment in its West Virginia wireless and wireline networks was nearly $90 million.
“Demand for wireless bandwidth is growing, whether it’s for sharing video and photos or catching up on a great sporting event on an AT&T smart phone, netbook or other mobile device while on the go,” said Erika K. Thompson-Kemp, vice president and general manager for AT&T in West Virginia and Virginia. “With this expansion, our customers can enjoy the nation’s best, most advanced mobile broadband service with emerging devices and tens of thousands of mobile applications.”
Wireless data traffic on the AT&T network grew more than 5,000 percent from 2007 to 2009, largely attributed to the increasing popularity of advanced smartphones and the performance of AT&T’s 3G network, the nation’s fastest.
Earlier this year, AT&T completed a software upgrade of High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 technology at 3G cell sites nationwide. Another software upgrade to HSPA+, which prepares the nation’s fastest 3G network for even faster speeds, is planned for later this year. AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, with access to voice service in over 220 countries and data service in more than 195 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as 3G services in more than 120 countries.
For more information about AT&T’s 3G coverage in West Virginia or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer. The online tool can measure the quality of coverage based on a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit www.att.com/networknews.
*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.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV (SM) brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE?magazine.
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 @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.
? 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 3G service not available in all areas. 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.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
SOURCE AT&T Inc.
Subject Codes: PC/t.100726090006024, PT/lang.en, PC/ticker, IN/CPR, IN/NET, IN/TLS, IN/TCS, IN/WIC, SU/PDT, RE/West_Virginia, PC/priority.r, PC/category.f, PC/class.1240, PC/WAVO_….c., PC/APT_….c, PC/trade_c, PC/wavo5_c, PC/class.1278, PC/class.1256, PC/WAVO_….s., PC/APT_….s, PC/trade_s, PC/wavo5_s, PC/class.1064, PC/WAVO_b….., PC/APT_b…., PC/state_b, PC/wavo1_b, PC/DataFeat_compr, PC/port_32, PC/Billing_FC1, PC/Billing_IRW, PC/Billing_RWB, PC/Billing_TNW, PC/Billing_WVA, PC/1stAcc_144424, PC/bureau_CG, PC/port_01, PC/port_96, PC/port_31, PC/port_33, PC/port_19, PC/port_91, PC/contact, PC/website, PC/id_CG40353
Company Codes: NYSE:T