AT&T Expands 4G LTE Coverage To More Than 100 Sites In Mississippi
Additional Cell Sites Upgraded to 4G LTE as Part of AT&T's Project VIP
JACKSON, Miss., June 27, 2014
JACKSON, Miss., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --As part of its continuing
network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T* has upgraded more than
100 mobile Internet cell sites throughout Mississippi to expand AT&T 4G LTE
coverage for residents, businesses and travelers. Among the Mississippi
counties that received multiple upgrades from January through May, 2014,
Attala Grenada Leflore
Chickasaw Holmes Monroe
Choctaw Itawamba Neshoba
Clarke Kemper Pontotoc
Covington Lafayette Simpson
Franklin Lauderdale Union
AT&T has the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network.** 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, reliability and innovative new 4G LTE-compatible devices.
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 we work to create a better Mississippi, we will see even more private
investment flow to our state," said Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.
"Mississippi's future economy will in part be based on our willingness to
embrace technology and innovation that will benefit residents around the
"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 Mayo Flynt, president, AT&T Mississippi. "As
part of Mississippi communities throughout the state, 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
This launch is part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year
investment plan announced in Fall 2012 to expand and enhance its IP broadband
networks. Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers' growing
desire for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud-based
services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add macro cell sites
nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as deploy small cells and add Distributed
Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.
AT&T's innovation and investment has resulted in a nationwide 4G network with
ultra-fast speeds and a consistent user experience. The great performance of
AT&T's 4G LTE network continues to be validated by independent third-party
oOur 4G LTE service was recognized as having faster average download and
upload speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive's most
recent 20-market speed tests — the second consecutive year that AT&T has
ranked first overall. PCWorld/TechHive also ranked AT&T's as the fastest
combination of 3G and 4G services in the 20 cities it tested.***
AT&T's focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes
beyond 4G to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates more
than 34,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores
and retailers and provides access to more than 1 million 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 six years (2008 to 2013), AT&T invested more than $140 billion
into its wireless and wireline networks, when you combine capital investment
and acquisitions of spectrum and wireless operations. Since 2008, AT&T has
invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In
a September 2013 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.
** Reliability claim based on third party data regarding nationwide carriers'
4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.Learn more at att.com/network.
*** PCWorld/TechHive, May 23, 2013, "AT&T clocks best overall speeds with
**** A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See
www.attwifi.comfor details and locations.
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