As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T announced the activation of a new mobile broadband cell site in Covington, along Salem Road and Brown Bridge Road that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses. With mobile broadband speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications.
"Supporting mobile broadband growth is our number one investment priority," said Paul Chambers, regional director of external affairs, AT&T Georgia. "We continue to make significant investments to deliver dependable wireless access in more places across north Georgia."
The new cell site is 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 Keith Holmes, vice president and general manager, AT&T Georgia. "In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA will strengthen and expand our network in Covington. 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 more than 97 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.