AT&T Brings Mobile Internet Network to U.S. Route 501

Local Wireless Network Upgrade Extends Access to Advanced Products, Services and Applications

South Boston, Virginia, June 28, 2013

AT&T* today announced the availability of its mobile Internet network in Southern Virginia along U.S. Route 501 extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and applications to customers in the area.

AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of the mobile Internet, offering powerful and flexible connectivity, a wide range of smartphone and other device options, and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and Internet experience.

 “As more and more residents are commuting along U.S. 501, they rely on their mobile devices for information and connectivity, they must have faster connections,” said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid-Atlantic.  “Investments in mobile Internet will have an immediate impact for our consumers and businesses.”

AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 402,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. 

AT&T also is a leading developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize multiple small antennas to maximize coverage and speed within stadiums, convention centers, office buildings, hotels and other areas where traditional coverage methods are challenging. 

Over the past five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into its operations across the country. Since 2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. “Investment Heroes.”

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in South Boston or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.