AT&T Expands 4G LTE Coverage To Kent & Ottawa Counties

            AT&T Expands 4G LTE Coverage To Kent & Ottawa Counties

Additional Cell Sites Upgraded to 4G LTE as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment in
Local Wireless Network

PR Newswire

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 4, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing
network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T* has upgraded 4 mobile
Internet cell sites throughout Grand Rapids to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for
area residents and businesses. 


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 launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Detroit in September 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.

"As the transition continues into the next generation of innovation and
communications technology, our goal is always for our customers to have an
extraordinary experience," said Jim Murray, president, AT&T Michigan. "As part
of these communities, we're always looking for new opportunities to provide an
enhanced customer experience and our investment in the local wireless network
is just one way we're accomplishing that."

AT&T's 4G Network
AT&T's innovation and investment have resulted in the nation's largest 4G
network, covering 275 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more
consistent user experience. That's coverage in 3,000 more 4G cities and towns
than Verizon.

AT&T is the only U.S. service provider to deploy two compatible 4G
technologies to deliver more speed to more customers. 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 in 2013, customers can
get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas on our 4G HSPA+ network, unlike
competitors, where 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 30,000 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.

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 more than $115 billion 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 public company. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive
Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. "Investment Heroes."

*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.

**Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE,
or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing.
Compatible device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares4G LTE
download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of
ETSI. Learn more at

***Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other
restrictions apply. See  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.

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