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AT&T 4G LTE Now Available in Buffalo

Customers to Benefit from Ultra-fast Mobile Internet on the Latest LTE Devices

Buffalo , New York, July 09, 2012

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

  • 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 more than $1.3 billion in its New York wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011 with a focus on improving the company’s mobile broadband coverage and overall performance of its networks. 

AT&T New York State President Marissa Shorenstein said investment in the LTE network for Buffalo is good news for residents and businesses. “Customers are using smartphones and wirelessly enabled devices, such as tablets and laptops more than ever before. Faster connectivity to mobile services will help to stimulate local job growth and the economy.”

“We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Buffalo responds to what customers want from their mobile experience — more, faster, on the best devices,” said Robert Holliday, vice president and general manager AT&T Western New York.  “Buffalo customers now have our fastest available speeds with 4G LTE, and customers across New York are enjoying fast speeds on the nation’s largest 4G network.

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.