AT&T Expands 4G LTE Coverage To More Fayetteville Customers

         AT&T Expands 4G LTE Coverage To More Fayetteville Customers

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

PR Newswire

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 14, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing
network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T* has upgraded seven
additional mobile Internet cell sites in Fayetteville 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, improved performance and innovative new 4G LTE-compatible

AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Fayetteville 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.

"Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience, and
they'll be able to download, upload, stream and game faster than ever before
on our 4G LTE network," said John Lyon, AT&T's regional director of External
Affairs for Fayetteville. "As part of the Fayetteville community, we're always
looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage, and our investment
in the local wireless network is another way we're accomplishing that."

AT&T's 4G Network

AT&T's innovation and investment has resulted in the nation's largest 4G
network, covering 288 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more
consistent user experience. 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 faster than many other mobile Internet
technologies**, 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'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 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot
Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers and provides
access to more than 402,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. 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 nearly $98 billion into operations.
Since 2008, 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. 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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