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4G LTE Mobile Broadband Speeds Expand to Baton Rouge

Customers to benefit from ultra-fast mobile Internet on the latest LTE devices

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 17, 2012

AT&T* has turned on its 4G LTE network in Baton Rouge, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T 4G LTE provides several benefits, including:

  • Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
  • Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the HTC One™ X, Samsung Focus® 2 (available May 20), Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy Note™, and Pantech Element™ tablet.
  • Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you’ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.
  • More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and deliver a better network experience.

“We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Baton Rouge responds to what customers want from their mobile experience — more, faster, on the best devices,” said Sonia Perez, President, AT&T Louisiana. “We are committed to providing our customers with the technology they are demanding.”

“Baton Rouge is continuing to make strides to drive economic development and provide a setting that makes job creation possible,” said Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden.  “Having 4G LTE available in our region helps make that a reality. Businesses are looking for areas that can deliver the newest technologies and I am proud to see Baton Rouge on that list.”

AT&T’s 4G Network

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 260 million people. According to recent third-party speed tests by PCWorld, AT&T 4G LTE speeds are faster than the competition. Testing in 13 cities showed that AT&T’s combination of 4G LTE and HSPA+ technologies delivered faster download speeds than any other carrier tested.

Even as 4G LTE expands, AT&T customers are able to enjoy widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G speeds on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network.