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AT&T Adds More Capacity to its South Florida Wireless Network to Support Mobile Broadband Growth

Miami, Florida, August 15, 2011

South Florida customers are expected to experience improved mobile broadband coverage and voice performance as a result of continued investment and innovation by AT&T*. The company announced today it recently added more capacity to approximately 40 cell sites in its ongoing efforts to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its local mobile broadband network

The network upgrade involved adding additional layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to cell sites in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The additional capacity makes it possible for the sites to accommodate more traffic, which helps improve the performance of mobile broadband data and voice connectivity.    

The areas benefitting from the additional mobile broadband capacity include Key Colony, Long Key, Islamorada, and Marathon in Monroe County; N.W. South River Drive, W. Flagler, N.W. 13th Avenue, N.W. 7th Street, N.W. 21st Terrace, N.E. 6th Avenue, Opalocka, Doral Boulevard., N.W. 122nd Avenue, N.W. 104th Avenue, N.W. 110th Avenue, S.W. 97th Avenue, N.W. 87th Avenue, S.W. 8th Street, N.W. 34th Street, Douglas Road, N.W. 32nd Avenue, N.E. 135th Street, N.E. 10th Avenue, Collins Avenue, and Alton Road in Miami-Dade; W. Okeechobee Road, N.W. 138th Street, N.W. 136th Street, N.W. 112th Avenue, East Sunrise Boulevard., East Las Olas Boulevard, N. Flagler Drive, S. Andrews Avenue, and N.W. 9th Avenue in Broward County; and Okeechobee Boulevard, N. Jog Road, Royal Palm Beach Boulevard, Southern Boulevard, 45th Street, Premier Park Drive, Randolph Siding Road, Rocky Pines Road, West Indiantown Road, Australian Avenue, and Silver Beach Road in Palm Beach County.

The local improvements are part of AT&T’s plan to invest in the $20 billion range in its wireless and wireline networks in 2011. This investment includes the initiative to deliver the nation’s most advanced mobile broadband experience and make the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network even faster. 

“No one has a more reliable network or fewer dropped calls than AT&T in Miami, but we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide a  better customer experience, and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we’re accomplishing that,” said Carlos Blanco, vice president and general manager, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets for South Florida. “In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA will strengthen and expand our network. If approved, this deal means that we’ll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband – 4G LTE – from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent.” 

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 operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** with nearly 27,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 190,000 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 wireless data plans. 

“Florida has set the standard for building jobs and investment based on a consumer-focused environment,” said Marshall Criser, lll, AT&T Florida president. “Just recently, our elected leaders reinforced that commitment by passing the Regulatory Reform Act sponsored by Senator David Simmons, Representative Mike Horner and primary co-sponsor Representative Alan Williams. Through their insight and the leadership of Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Mike Haridopolos and House Speaker Dean Cannon, Florida has one of the most competitive economies for technology investment. As customer demand for services like mobile broadband grows, all Floridians benefit from the choices available to them and the workforce that is needed to meet expanding demand.”  

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

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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