AT&T 4G LTE Now Available In Ithaca

                     AT&T 4G LTE Now Available In Ithaca

Existing 4G Network Even Faster with LTE

Customers to benefit from ultra-fast mobile Internet on the latest LTE devices

PR Newswire

ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2013

ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* has turned on its 4G LTE
network in Ithaca, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless
network technology. The LTE upgrade to AT&T's existing 4G network includes
Ithaca, Cornell University, University Hill, College Town, West Hill,
Buttermilk State Park, South Hill and East Ithaca. In upstate New York, the
4G LTE network is also available in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo,
Saratoga and Saratoga Springs.


AT&T's innovation and investment has resulted in the largest 4G network in the
nation, covering 288 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.** Our 4G LTE network delivered faster average download speeds
than any of our competitors in PCWorld's most recent 13-market speed tests.

"The expansion of 4G LTE wireless network coverage is an incredible benefit
for the residents of Ithaca," said Ithaca Mayor Svante L. Myrick. "This is
great news for the economic development of Ithaca and for our citizens who
depend on their wireless devices for conducting business, gathering
information and staying connected with family and friends."

Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:

  oFaster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet
    speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G***. Customers can stream, download,
    upload and game faster than ever before.
  oCool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including
    new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the Sony Xperia™ TL, LG
    Optimus G™, Samsung Galaxy S III, Motorola ATRIX™ HD, HTC One™ X, Nokia
    Lumia 920, Samsung Galaxy Note™ II, HTC One™ X+, Samsung ATIV smart PC and
    ASUS VivoTab™ RT.
  oFaster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the
    processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long
    it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you've sent the
    request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming,
    two-way video calling and telemedicine.
  oMore efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource,
    and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating
    more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better
    network experience.

"We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE
network in Ithaca responds to what customers want from their mobile experience
— more, faster, on the best devices," said Marissa Shorenstein, president,
AT&T New York.

AT&T's 4G Network

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 recently announced Project Velocity IP, its strategic plan to invest $14
billion over the next three years to expand its wireless and wireline IP
broadband networks. As part of Project Velocity IP, AT&T's  4G LTE network is
expected to expand to cover 300 million people by year-end 2014, and its
wireline IP network is expected to extend to 57M customer locations, covering
75% of locations in AT&T's wireline service area by year-end 2015.

*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.

**4G speeds not available everywhere. Comparison based on U.S. cities and
towns with 4G coverage.

***Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. Deployment ongoing. 4G LTE
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. 4G speeds
not available everywhere. Learn more about 4G LTE at

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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