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AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Wireless Capacity in South Florida

Additional Spectrum Added to Nearly 50 Cell Sites Expected to Improve Connectivity and Performance of Mobile Broadband Data and Voice

Miami, Florida, February 09, 2012

South Florida customers are expected to experience improved mobile broadband  data and voice performance as a result of continued investment and innovation by AT&T. The company announced today that it has added additional capacity to nearly 50 cell sites in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The upgrades are part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its local mobile broadband network.

The network enhancement adds new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to cell sites to more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile broadband capacity. The additional capacity makes it possible for the sites to accommodate more traffic, which helps improve the performance of mobile broadband voice and data connectivity.

The areas benefitting from the recent upgrades include Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Doral, Medley, Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, Palmetto Bay, and Kendall in Miami-Dade County; Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Creek, Margate, Coral Springs, Parkland, Davie, Deerfield Beach, and Pompano Beach in Broward County; and West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County.

“Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience. 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 we’re accomplishing that,” said Carlos Blanco, vice president and general manager, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets for South Florida.

AT&T has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 29,000 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 is a great place to do business”, said Marshall Criser, lll, AT&T Florida President. “With fierce internal competition for capital, AT&T’s strong and sustained investment in our Florida wireline and wireless networks demonstrates our confidence that Florida’s elected leaders have created an economic environment that rewards investment with incredible opportunity to succeed.”

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.