AT&T Beefs up Capacity on More Than 130 South Florida Cell Sites; Adds New Sites in Miami and Boca Raton

Miami, Florida, March 09, 2011
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In its ongoing efforts to bolster the performance of its South Florida mobile broadband network, AT&T* today announced it has added extra capacity on more than 130 cell sites and activated two new sites in Miami and Boca Raton.

The new Miami cell site on S.W. 133 Court is boosting mobile broadband coverage and capacity in the southwest Kendall area near the intersection of S.W. 137th Avenue and S.W. 120th Drive. The new Boca Raton site is providing additional coverage and capacity to the area surrounding the intersection of Palmetto Park Road and Judge Winikoff Road.

The capacity upgrade involved adding third and fourth layers of frequency to 55 cell sites in Miami-Dade, more than 25 sites in Broward County and 50 sites in Palm Beach County. Adding capacity to a cell site is similar to adding lanes to a busy highway – you’re creating more room for increasing traffic.

“Supporting mobile broadband growth is our No. 1 investment priority,” said Carlos Blanco, vice president and general manager, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets for South Florida. “The network upgrades we’re making in South Florida are part of our efforts to increase network speed, capacity and coverage for our customers.”

The Miami-Dade County areas benefiting from the additional capacity include Brickell Avenue, Biscayne Boulevard, N.E. 11th Street, N.W. 5th Street, S.E. 9th Street, N.W. 3rd Avenue, Biscayne Park, N.E. 4th Court, North Bay Village, Miami Shores, Collins Avenue, Brickell Key Drive, Convention Center Drive, Alton Road, Post Avenue, W. 51st Street, Coral Way, Miami-Venetian Way, N.W. 15th Way, N.W. 44th Street, N.E. 15th Street, N. Miami Avenue, the airport, N.W. 57th Avenue, Perimeter Road, W. Flagler Street, Fairway Drive, N.W. 72nd Avenue, Kendall West, Kendale Lakes, S.W. 88th Street, N. Kendall Drive, S.W. 135th Avenue, Cutler Ridge, S.W. 104th Street, Fisher Island, Bird Road, S. Miami Avenue, S.W. 22nd Avenue, and S.W. 6th Street.

In Broward County, the extra capacity is helping in the Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, Parkland, Plantation, Oakland, and Sunrise areas, including S. Ocean Drive, Sheridan Street, N. 20th Avenue, W. Pembroke Road, Stirling Road, Taft Street, N. Park Road, Holmberg Road, N.W. 80th Terrace, Parkside Drive, Davie Boulevard, Andrews Avenue, W. Sunrise Boulevard, W. Broward Boulevard, W. State Road 84, the airport, N. Flamingo Road, and S. Nob Hill Road.

The Palm Beach County towns benefiting from the extra mobile broadband capacity are Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Belle Glade, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and Jupiter, including the areas of Sunshine Parkway, S. Ocean Boulevard, N. Ocean Boulevard, W. Atlantic Boulevard, Forest Hill Boulevard, S. Military Trail, N. Military Trail, Northlake Boulevard, Canal Road, Lake Worth Road, Lantana Road, N. Jog Road, PGA Boulevard, Ocean Drive/A-1-A, Juno Ridge, Donald Ross Road, Indiantown Road, and Central Boulevard.

These latest upgrades follow AT&T’s announcement last month that it plans this year  to deploy upgraded backhaul connections to more than 100 cell sites to enable 4G speeds; deliver additional mobile broadband capacity to approximately 320 cell sites; and activate 13 new cell sites in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area.

“As part of the South Florida community, we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage, and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way to accomplish this, said Marshall Criser, lll, president of AT&T 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.

*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.

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