Just in time for the new year, AT&T* turned up four new South Florida cell sites and added extra capacity to 116 more in late December. The network upgrades will expand mobile broadband coverage and capacity in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. As a result, local customers are expected to experience improved mobile broadband wireless data and voice connectivity and performance, especially during peak hours.
“As part of the South Florida community, 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 to accomplish this,” said Marshall Criser, III, AT&T president, Florida.
The four new cell sites in Broward and Palm Beach counties are providing expanded mobile broadband coverage in Weston, near the intersection of Arvida Parkway and State Road 84; in Coconut Creek in the areas between U.S. 441 and Lyons Road; in Boca Raton near the intersection of Congress Avenue and Yamato Road; and in Palm Beach Gardens in the area surrounding the intersection of Donald Ross and Jog roads. With mobile broadband speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster and enjoy the latest interactive mobile applications.
The capacity upgrade involved the addition of new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to 116 cell sites in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties to more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile broadband capacity at the sites.
The areas benefiting from the extra capacity in Miami-Dade County are Key Biscayne, Biscayne Boulevard, Port of Miami, Bayside Marketplace, Lake Lucerne, the Florida Turnpike and Turnpike Extension in northern Miami-Dade County, Homestead, Turkey Point Power Plant, Coral Gables, Dadeland Mall, Sunny Isles, Golden Beach, Aventura, Miami Beach, Ives Estates, South Miami, Bird Road, Red Road, Kendale Lakes, Lindgren Acres, Tamiami, the Dolphin Expressway, Kendall, and Killman Parkway.
In Broward County, the additional capacity is benefiting customers in the areas of Pembroke Pines, Weston, Deerfield Beach, Plantation, Hillsboro Beach, Hillsboro Ranches, Ramblewood, Lighthouse Point, Sunshine Ranches, Griffin Road, Margate, Lauderdale Lakes, Rock Island, and Lauderhill.
In Palm Beach County, extra mobile broadband capacity was added in the areas of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Shores, Flagler Park, Riviera Beach, Mongonia Park, Canal Point, and in West Palm Beach along Forest Hill Boulevard, Flagler Drive, Okeechobee Boulevard, Congress Avenue, Haven Hill Road, 45th Street, and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard..
“Our goal is pretty simple: we want you to have an extraordinary experience when you make a call, check e-mail, download a song or video, or surf the Internet on your AT&T device,” said Carlos Blanco, vice president and general manager, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets for South Florida.
For more information about AT&T’s coverage in South Florida or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.