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AT&T 4G LTE Available in Silverthorne

Customers to benefit from nation’s fastest 4G LTE network on the latest devices

Silverthorne, Colorado, July 02, 2013

Silverthorne, CO, July 2, 2013 AT&T* has turned on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network** in the Silverthorne area, which includes coverage in Breckenridge, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. 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.

“With 4G LTE in Silverthorne, including coverage in Breckenridge, customers will be able to download, upload, stream and game faster than ever before on our 4G LTE network. As we see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, our ongoing investments in the Colorado Rockies are designed to give businesses, resident and visitors increased coverage and reliability,” said Bill Soards, President, AT&T-Colorado.  

"As we see an increase in tourism in Breckenridge, we welcome the investment in wireless Internet to give our residents, visitors and businesses the service and speeds they deserve," said Breckenridge Mayor John Warner.   "Our community thrives on small business and travelers from around the world who depend on fast speeds and reliability as they share memories such as videos and photos with family and friends. Everyone will greatly benefit from this investment in our mountain town."

AT&T invested more than $475 million in its Colorado wireless and wireless networks from 2010 through 2012 to enhance speeds, reliability and performance for customers.

AT&T’s 4G Network

AT&T’s innovation and investment has resulted in the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 292 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience. Our 4G LTE network delivered faster average download and upload speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive’s most recent 20-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 some competitors, where smartphone customers may fall back to slower 3G technologies when outside of LTE coverage.

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. 

Over the past five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into its operations across the country. Since 2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. “Investment Heroes.”