AT&T 4G LTE Expands in Cleveland Area

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

Cleveland, Ohio, July 09, 2012

AT&T* has expanded its 4G LTE network in the Cleveland area, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Cleveland on May 31, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market.

AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Brecksville, Brunswick, Elyria, Hinckley, Hudson, Mentor, Solon, Strongsville, Twinsburg and Wadsworth.

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.

“We’ve seen positive response from customers on our 4G LTE launch, and as today’s expansion shows, we’re continuing our rollout of fast LTE speeds to more areas of Cleveland,” said Larry Evans, vice president and general manager, AT&T Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

“The expansion of mobile Internet service throughout the greater Cleveland area will help my constituents and local businesses, who are working hard to rebuild Ohio’s economy,” said State Representative Bill Batchelder, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. “Access to the latest technologies via mobile Internet is a critical economic driver for businesses and consumers to remain competitive, and I would like to thank AT&T for their positive investment in our community.”

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.

“As part of the Ohio community, we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced mobile Internet coverage and our investment to expand 4G LTE throughout greater Cleveland is another way to accomplish this," said AT&T Ohio state president Tom Pelto.  “Between 2009 and 2011 AT&T invested $1.4 billion in our wireline and wireless networks, and today’s announcement continues to build on that.”

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