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AT&T 4G LTE Expands in the Greater Washington, D.C., Region into Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, Further into Northern Virginia

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

Washington, District of Columbia, July 26, 2012

AT&T* has expanded its 4G LTE network further throughout the greater Washington, D.C., area, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology, specifically in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties and in Northern Virginia. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Washington, D.C., and its immediate suburbs at the end of last year, and as part of its ongoing rollout across the region, continued expansion into the College Park area of Prince George’s County earlier this year. Now, customers as far as Sterling will experience fast 4G LTE speeds.

Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, 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.

“We’ve seen positive response from customers on our 4G LTE launch in the Washington region, and as today’s expansion shows, we’re continuing our rollout of fast LTE speeds to more areas of the greater Washington, D.C., community,” said Rob Forsyth, vice president and general manager for AT&T in the greater Washington/Baltimore area. “Whether you’re headed out to the airport at Dulles or attending your child’s soccer match in Gaithersburg, today’s launch means being able to beat your friends to the punch when accessing webpages, updating social networks and streaming video.”

AT&T’s 4G Network

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering 275 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.

Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. Deployment ongoing. 4G LTE device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds not available everywhere. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com/network.