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AT&T 4G LTE Available in Lawrenceburg

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

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, June 20, 2012

AT&T* has turned on its 4G LTE network in Lawrenceburg, 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, 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 to deliver a better network experience.

AT&T* invested nearly $1.3 billion in its Tennessee wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011 with a focus on improving the company’s mobile Internet coverage and overall performance of its networks.

AT&T Tennessee State President Gregg Morton said his company’s local investment creates many advantages for those in Lawrenceburg. “The investment we’ve made to our AT&T networks alone has equated to nearly $1.3 billion in Tennessee over last three years, so bringing 4G LTE here is the latest example of this significant infrastructure investment,” said Morton.

“I’m proud to say that Lawrenceburg is among the communities enjoying this cutting-edge technology,” said Rep. Joey Hensley, M.D. “AT&T’s investment in Lawrenceburg builds on our reputation as a strong region for business investment.”

“In an information-driven economy, the ability for the people of Lawrenceburg to have access to the latest communications technology is critical,” said Mayor Keith Durham. “Investments like this ensure that businesses of all sizes can compete effectively in a global economy.”

“We are always looking for ways to make our area more attractive to locate or expand a business,” said Daniel Webb, president, Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. “Having the most modern and fastest mobile Internet currently available will only make us more attractive.”

“We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Lawrenceburg responds to what customers want from their mobile experience — more, faster, on the best devices. Lawrenceburg customers now have our fastest available speeds with 4G LTE, and customers across Tennessee are enjoying fast speeds on the nation’s largest 4G network,” said Chris Percy, vice president and general manager of Mobility and Consumer Markets for AT&T Tennessee, Kentucky and southern Indiana. AT&T has also launched 4G LTE in Nashville and surrounding counties.

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.