AT&T Expands Wireless Coverage at University Of Virginia
Provides Students, Faculty and Visitors with Expanded Indoor Coverage for John Paul Jones Area and Scotts Stadium
Charlottesville, Virginia, April 7, 2009
UVA Cavaliers fans now have one more thing to cheer about. AT&T* announced today that it has added a new in-building wireless antenna system providing extended coverage for the 16,000 seat John Paul Jones Arena and the 60,000 seat Scotts Stadium.
The network expansion is part of AT&T's continued commitment to provide customers with the best wireless network experience and will supplement existing coverage on campus while accommodating the anticipated spike in wireless traffic that typically is seen during a concert, game or special event. Enhancing AT&T's wireless network throughout the state is an ongoing priority and in fact, from 2006 to 2008, AT&T's total capital investment in Virginia was nearly $475 million.
"We continue to make significant investments to deliver dependable, high-speed wireless access in more places across Virginia so our customers can stay connected to work, family and friends," said J. Michael Schweder, President, AT&T Mid-Atlantic Region.
Erika K. Thompson, Vice President and General Manager in Virginia and West Virginia for AT&T Mobility, added, "Whether students, faculty or parents are cheering the Cavaliers or attending a concert on campus, we are working hard to make sure they have the best wireless experience across UVA on their AT&T device."
To find out more details about AT&T's coverage in Virginia or anywhere in the United States, consumers can go to http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer/. The online tool provides up-to-date wireless coverage information for specific locations. The tool can measure the quality of coverage based on a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
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