AT&T Brings Mobile Broadband Network to Neosho,

Expands in Joplin

Local Wireless Network Upgrade Extends Access to Advanced Products, Services and Applications

Neosho, Missouri, March 25, 2011
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AT&T* today announced the availability of its mobile broadband network in Neosho, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area. AT&T is also expanding its mobile broadband coverage in Joplin. 

AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience. 

“Demand for wireless bandwidth is growing rapidly, whether it’s for sharing video and photos with friends, watching a movie, checking the latest scores, or listening to music on a phone, netbook or other on-the-go devices,” said Nancy Garvey, AT&T’s vice president and general manager for the Greater Midwest Region. “With this expansion, our customers can enjoy the nation’s best, most advanced mobile broadband experience with emerging devices and tens of thousands of mobile applications.” 

This network upgrade results from the investment AT&T makes year over year in communities all across the country. In just the first six months of this year, AT&T invested nearly $225 million in its wireless and wireline networks to continue improving customer service in Missouri. The company invested nearly $75 million in its Missouri wireless network in the first half of 2010. 

“As policymakers, we try to make decisions that encourage businesses to invest in Missouri.  Investments like this will help strengthen Neosho’s economy, attract new business and provide the latest technology to our residents,” said State Representative Bill Reiboldt. 

AT&T’s mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile broadband services in more than 130 countries. 

AT&T also operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 24,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 135,000 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 data plans. 

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Neosho, Joplin 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 from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark. To see all of the latest offerings from AT&T, residents can stop by the AT&T authorized retailer at 910A S. Neosho Blvd., Neosho, Mo. 64850. 

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.

** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic.  A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations. 

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