AT&T Continues to Expand South Florida's Fastest Wireless Broadband Network in Palm Beach County
Company Activates Seven New 3G Cell Sites in Palm Beach County
Boca Raton, Florida, October 22, 2007
The nation's largest wireless carrier is expanding wireless broadband coverage in Palm Beach County. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced today the activation of seven new 3G cell sites in Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee, Belle Glade and Jupiter.
AT&T's wireless broadband network — the fastest 3G network in South Florida based on drive-test results from a leading independent wireless research firm — delivers average download data speeds between 400 and 700 Kbps, with bursts to more than 1 Mbps. The high speed network makes it possible for customers to use advanced, on-the-go wireless services such as Video Share, CV (video clips on demand) and AT&T Mobile Music.
The new 3G cell sites are increasing high speed wireless coverage:
- Along I-95 and Congress Avenue between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Gateway Boulevard and along Gateway Boulevard between Seacrest Boulevard and Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach.
- In Loxahatchee along Southern Boulevard from Seminole Pratt Whitney Road to Nine Mile Bend and along Seminole Pratt Whitney Road.
- West of the Florida Turnpike along Northlake Boulevard and Beeline Highway.
- South to 40th Street and north to Wellington Trace in Wellington.
- In the city of Belle Glade.
- In Jupiter at Roger Dean Stadium, the Abacoa community and Florida Atlantic University's John D. MacArthur campus.
"Providing our customers with the best wireless experience, including superior network coverage, is top priority for AT&T," said Rich Guidotti, vice president and general manager for AT&T's South Florida wireless operations. "We are continually expanding and improving our network for our customers."
The new 3G sites are part of AT&T's $133 million investment in its Florida wireless network this year. The company has invested more than $800 million in the Florida wireless network since 2005 to expand its 3G footprint and improve coverage. AT&T's South Florida 3G network was recently expanded to the Florida Keys and will be expanded in late October to include Martin and St. Lucie counties on the Treasure Coast. AT&T provides 3G services in more than 165 U.S. markets, with plans to expand to additional markets by the end of the year.
"This expansion is evidence of our ongoing commitment to invest in the state of Florida," said Marshall Criser III, president of AT&T Florida. "The investments by AT&T will have a positive impact at both the state and community level, in addition to the benefits that our customers will receive."
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