AT&T Invested Nearly $130 Million In Cincinnati Area From 2010 Through 2012 To Enhance Speeds, Reliability And Performance For Customers

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Thursday, February 28th 2013
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Expanded 4G LTE Coverage, New Cell Sites and Boosted Capacity Drive Improved Customer Experience

CINCINNATI, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* invested nearly $130 million in its Cincinnati area wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.**

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"Broadband access is a priority we often hear about, no matter the location, because it is such a powerful driver for economic development," said State Senator Bill Seitz. "This investment by AT&T to expand its mobile Internet network will help more people and businesses stay connected in today's fast-moving technological world."

People in Cincinnati increasingly depend on mobile Internet connections for communication, entertainment and productivity at work, at home and everywhere in between. AT&T's continued investment is designed to deliver the highest levels of service, with network enhancements driving improvements in key areas of the mobile Internet experience: 4G speed, broad coverage and network reliability.

"The launch of new, even faster mobile Internet service throughout the greater Cincinnati has helped my constituents and local businesses, who are working hard to rebuild Ohio's economy," said State Representative Peter Stautberg. "Advancement in technology is a critical economic driver for businesses and consumers to remain competitive and to foster further economic growth."

"We know the mobile Internet has become central to our customers' lives, and we're committed to driving both investment and innovation to deliver the best possible experience over the AT&T network," said Larry Evans, vice president and general manager, AT&T Ohio. "While third-party and internal testing shows that these investments are paying off with excellent service for Cincinnati customers, we are continually planning and deploying network enhancements to improve service in the future."

2012 Network Enhancements Deliver Faster Speeds, Broader Coverage to Customers

AT&T customers are benefitting from more than 350 wireless network upgrades in six key categories in Cincinnati during 2012, including activating new cell sites, adding capacity, upgrading cell sites to provide fast 4G LTE mobile Internet speeds, deploying high-capacity Ethernet connections to cell sites, and adding or upgrading Distributed Antenna Systems, which boost wireless coverage and capacity in buildings and at major venues like convention halls or sports arenas.

AT&T launched 4G LTE in the Cincinnati area in September 2012. AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides faster mobile Internet speeds and improved performance on a variety of mobile smartphones and tablets. 

"In an information-driven economy, the ability for all the people of our community to have access to the latest communications technology is critical," said David Main, President of Hamilton County Development Company.  "Investments like this assure that businesses of all sizes can compete effectively in a global economy."

The AT&T 4G LTE network has been nationally recognized for its speed and coverage. AT&T 4G LTE delivered faster average download speeds than any of the competitors in PCWorld's most recent 13-market speed tests, and telecommunications industry analyst firm Frost and Sullivan awarded AT&T its North American Mobile Network Strategy Award for the second year in a row in 2012.