As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activation of a new mobile broadband cell site that will enhance coverage for George Washington University students and faculty on campus and for nearby residents and businesses. AT&T also lit up three additional mobile broadband cell sites in Northwest D.C., boosting wireless coverage along:
- O and P Streets, just west of Dupont Circle;
- M Street between Rock Creek Parkway and New Hampshire Avenue;
- Rhode Island Avenue in the Logan Circle area
With mobile broadband speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications.
“We want you to have an extraordinary experience whenever you make a call, check e-mail, download a song, or surf the Internet on your AT&T device,” said J. Michael Schweder, President AT&T Mid-Atlantic. “We’re working to make this possible by adding new wireless coverage in the District and offering exciting products to help our customers stay connected with their world, at home and on the go."
The new cell sites are one part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to drive investment and innovation to deliver the nation’s best, most advanced mobile broadband experience for customers. With the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities.
“Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience. We’re always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage, and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we’re accomplishing that," said Rob Forsyth, vice president and general manager for Washington, D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia. “In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA will strengthen and expand our network in the District. If approved, this deal means that we’ll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband – 4G LTE – from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to 95 percent.”
AT&T’s mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile broadband services in more than 130 countries.
AT&T also operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 24,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 125,000 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 data plans.
For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Washington, D.C., or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.