AT&T Brings Mobile Internet Network to Eastern Oregon
AT&T Wireless Service is Now Available to More Than 90 Percent of Oregon's 3.9
AT&T Customers No Longer Need to Roam in Eastern Oregon Now that AT&T's
Network Provides coverage in Baker, Grant, Harney, Lake, Umatilla, Union and
TUALATIN, Ore., Dec. 11, 2012
TUALATIN, Ore., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced the launch
of its mobile Internet network in seven eastern Oregon counties, covering
communities such as: Baker City, Burns, Christmas Valley, Elgin, Enterprise,
Halfway, John Day, Mount Vernon, Ontario, Paisley, Pilot Rock, Prairie City,
Riley, Silver Lake, Sumpter, and Wallowa. Activation of the cell sites in
eastern Oregon is one part of AT&T's ongoing investment and innovation efforts
in the state. With this addition, AT&T service is now available to more than
90 percent of Oregon's 3.9 million residents.
Previously, AT&T only offered roaming service in eastern Oregon. Now with
mobile Internet coverage, local AT&T customers can surf the Web, download
files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications. AT&T
is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of the mobile Internet,
offering powerful and flexible connectivity, a wide range of smartphone and
other device options, and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an
amazing wireless voice and Internet experience.
"Investing in mobile internet access doesn't just mean faster download speeds
for data and video. It means our communities are better connected to the
global marketplace," said Cliff Bentz, Oregon State Representative. "We've
worked in the legislature to create an environment that encourages this type
of investment, and I am very pleased to see AT&T bringing increased mobile
Internet coverage to eastern Oregon."
"We applaud local leaders like Representative Bentz who support driving this
investment and economic development to their districts," said Adam Grzybicki,
AT&T's President for Oregon. "Today's expansion of AT&T service reflects our
commitment to make the investments necessary to bring consumers across Eastern
Oregon a new era of wireless competition. Local residents have asked for more
choices in wireless service and today we're delivering."
Eastern Oregon residents can choose from a growing lineup of AT&T devices and
now activate service with local wireless phone numbers. AT&T devices and
services are now available at an AT&T Authorized Retailer in Ontario and will
be available starting next month from an AT&T Authorized Retailer in La
"Expanding the wireless network across the state is a priority, particularly
in rural areas. This is why we have invested more than $300 million in our
Oregon wireless and wireline networks during the past three years," said Mike
Maxwell, AT&T's Vice President/General Manager. "AT&T's network expansion
links the people of Oregon together, and now residents in the eastern part of
our state have a better choice for their mobile phone and internet service."
AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider,
providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service
in more than 205 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage
on more than 140 major cruise ships, as well as mobile Internet services in
more than 145 countries.
AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 31,000
AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers
across the country. 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.
Over the past five years, AT&T invested more than $115billion into operations
and into acquiring spectrum and other assets that have enhanced our wireless
and wired networks. Since 2007, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S.
economy than any other publiccompany. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive
Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. "Investment Heroes."
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Oregon or anywhere in the United
States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T
wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
*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.
**Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other
restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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