AT&T 4G LTE Now Available in Gainesville

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

Gainesville, Georgia, July 09, 2012

AT&T* has turned on its 4G LTE network in Gainesville, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology.

“We have invested more than $3.2 billion in our Georgia networks over the past three years, so expanding 4G LTE in Gainesville is just the latest example of this significant infrastructure investment,” said AT&T Georgia State President Sylvia Russell. “Metro Atlantans enjoyed more than 2,100 upgrades to our wireless network in 2011, and those enhancements continue with today’s announcement in Gainesville.”

We continue to see demand for mobile internet skyrocket, and now our customers in Gainesville have access to the latest in mobile internet with 4G LTE,” added Keith Holmes, vice president and general manager of AT&T Georgia. “Customers in Gainesville can now get everything from e-mail and apps to streaming video faster than ever before. Since our rollout in Atlanta last September, we have received very positive feedback from customers on our 4G LTE launch, and as this most recent launch shows, we’re continuing our rollout of fast LTE speeds to serve as many customers as possible, across a much wider area.” 

AT&T 4G LTE provides several benefits, 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, such as the HTC One™ X, Samsung Focus® 2, Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy Note™, and Pantech Element™ tablet.
  • 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 customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 260 million people. According to recent third-party speed tests by PCWorld, AT&T 4G LTE speeds are faster than the competition. Testing in 13 cities showed that AT&T’s combination of 4G LTE and HSPA+ technologies delivered faster download speeds than any other carrier tested.

Even as 4G LTE expands, AT&T customers are able to enjoy widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G speeds on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network.