AT&T Ranks No. 1 in Hampton Roads, VA

Independent research firm RootMetrics awards top spot to AT&T in recent wireless network performance test. Network expansion means more customers to benefit from nation's fastest 4G LTE network

Hampton Roads, Virginia, April 10, 2013

AT&T* wireless customers in the Hampton Roads area are enjoying the network ranked highest for combined/overall voice, data and text performance by an independent mobile research and testing organization.

Seattle-based RootMetrics® today released a wireless network performance study for Hampton Roads, naming AT&T the overall RootMetrics RootScore® Award winner for its combination of call, text and mobile Internet performance.

The RootMetrics award is based on analysis of more than 24,200 wireless test calls, texts and mobile Internet transmissions conducted during February, 2013.

“AT&T ranked highest in Hampton Roads for overall network performance, according to our research conducted in February, 2013. We tested call, data and text performance across all networks in the Hampton Roads area, including over 4G LTE networks. As a result, AT&T won the RootScore Award for overall performance in the area,” said Bill Moore, RootMetrics’ President and CEO.

Additionally, AT&T has expanded the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network** in the Hampton Roads market, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in the area in February, 2012, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market.

Thanks to a network expansion we are announcing today, AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes Harbor View, Western Branch, Deep Creek, Great Bridge, Greenbrier, Green Run, Red Mill.

AT&T plans to expand its 4G LTE network to cover 300 million people nationwide by year-end 2014. Even as 4G LTE expands, customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas with our 4G HSPA+ technology.

“Our customers have told us they’ve been amazed by the speeds and quality of our 4G LTE network, and the latest RootMetrics test backs that up,” said J. Michael Schweder. “There are more reasons than ever to choose AT&T. We invested more than $850 in the Virginia wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, and we’ll continue investing in order to give our customers the best possible experience.”