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At Oct. 22 Presidential Debate, the Donkey and Elephant Make Room for a Cow

AT&T Rolls in a Cell on Wheels, Installs Antenna System to Strengthen Mobile Internet Coverage at Lynn University for Debate

Boca Raton, Florida, October 03, 2012

The candidates aren’t the only ones preparing for the October 22 presidential debate. AT&T* is beefing up its mobile Internet network for the big event at Lynn University in Boca Raton. A Cell on Wheels, or COW, has been rolled in and an antenna system installed to boost mobile Internet coverage and capacity on the campus. Recognized as a top social media college, Lynn University is anticipating a high volume of mobile Internet usage on campus during the debate.

The AT&T COW, located at the edge of the campus, will help bolster voice connectivity and enhance performance of mobile Internet service. The antenna system, installed at the debate hall, will help accommodate the high volume of network traffic anticipated in the venue during the debate.

AT&T often rolls in mobile cell sites and makes other network upgrades for large events that generate a spike in network traffic in a specific geographic area.

“We realize how important the upcoming debate is, especially for those on the Lynn University campus,” said Marshall Criser, lll, president, AT&T Florida. “The network preparations we’ve made are designed to provide the best possible mobile Internet experience for the event.”

AT&T is driving investment and innovation across Florida to deliver a superior wireless experience. In the first half of 2012, we invested more than $400 million in our Florida wireless and wired networks. Network upgrades completed in South Florida this year include the activation of new cell sites to improve network coverage, deploying faster connections to enable 4G speeds, and adding spectrum capacity to support additional traffic.  AT&T also launched 4G LTE in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in July and have since expanded the service in those markets.**

AT&T has the nation’s largest 4G network, covering 275 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience.  AT&T is the only U.S. service provider to deploy two compatible 4G technologies to deliver more speed to more customers.  Our 4G LTE networks delivered faster average download speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld’s most recent 13-market speed tests.

For more information about AT&T’s local network upgrades, visit our focus: South Florida microsite. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.