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AT&T 4G LTE Expands in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

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

Deer Park, New York, February 19, 2013

AT&T* has expanded its 4G LTE network in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Today’s expansion extends AT&T’s 4G LTE network already available in western Nassau to more consumers and businesses across Long Island and is part of AT&T’s ongoing rollout across the New York metropolitan area. 

AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Jericho, East Meadow, Plainview, Melville, Levittown, North Bellmore, Bellmore, Wantagh, Seaford, Farmingdale, Amityville, North Amityville, Copiague, Lindenhurst, North Lindenhurst, East Massapequa, West Babylon, Deer Park, Wheatly Heights, West Islip and North Bay Shore and extends along the Long Island Expressway, Northern State Parkway, Wantagh Parkway, Hempstead Turnpike, Sunrise Highway, Route 110 and Southern State Parkway.

“We’ve seen positive response from customers on our 4G LTE launch, and as today’s expansion shows, we’re continuing our rollout of fast 4G LTE speeds to more areas of Long Island,” said Marissa Shorenstein, president, AT&T New York.

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.
  • 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’s 4G Network

AT&T’s innovation and investment has resulted in the nation’s largest 4G network, covering 288 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience. Our 4G LTE network delivered faster average download speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld’s most recent 13-market speed tests.

AT&T’s 4G LTE network delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G as well as multiple innovations that optimize the network for performance. Our network’s radio components are placed close to the antenna at most cell sites, instead of inside the base station, which helps minimize power loss between the base station and antenna and, in turn, improves the performance of our 4G LTE network. The network also is designed with its core elements distributed across the country, which helps reduce latency, or the delay when using the Internet, because your request isn’t traveling as far.

Even as AT&T continues to expand its 4G LTE coverage, customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas on our 4G HSPA+ network, unlike competitors, where smartphone customers fall back to slower 3G technologies when outside of LTE coverage. Visit “Focus-New York” to check out AT&T’s latest network enhancements in metropolitan New York.  The site also provides a map of area AT&T stores, a map of area Wi-Fi hotspots, useful tips, a localized Twitter handle and device reviews. You can visit the site at http://focus.att.com/New York.

AT&T’s focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes beyond 4G to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network*** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 402,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.

AT&T also is a leading developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize multiple small antennas to maximize coverage and speed within stadiums, convention centers, office buildings, hotels and other areas where traditional coverage methods are challenging.

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