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AT&T Expands 4G LTE Coverage To More Grand Rapids Customers

         AT&T Expands 4G LTE Coverage To More Grand Rapids Customers

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

PR Newswire

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 15, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As part of its continuing
network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T* has upgraded three
additional mobile Internet cell sites in Grand Rapids to expand AT&T 4G LTE
coverage for area residents and businesses.

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"Next-generation communications technology and partners like AT&T are helping
entrepreneurs right here in West Michigan to compete across the state and
across the globe," said State Representative Peter MacGregor, (R-Cannon
Township). "These kinds of innovations are a critical tool and the fact that
they are happening in our own backyard sends an important signal that Michigan
is on the comeback trail."

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 Grand Rapids in September of
2012. The new cell site is 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 Grand Rapids 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 Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan. "As part
of the Grand Rapids 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 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'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 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.

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 att.com/network.

***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.

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.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided
by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This
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SOURCE AT&T

Website: http://www.att.com
Contact: Jermaine Spight, Senior Public Relations Manager, +1-313-223-7779,
Jermaine.spight@att.com
 
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