updated: 7/6/2012 1:35:32 PM
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has expanded its mobile Internet network in southern Indiana. The company says it has also added capacity upgrades to nine cell sites in several Jackson and Scott county communities.
July 5, 2012
SEYMOUR, Ind. - AT&T today announced the expansion of its mobile Internet network along the I-65 corridor in southern Indiana, including the towns of Seymour, Crothersville, Austin and Scottsburg. The wireless network upgrade extends access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers who live, work and travel in these areas.
"Innovation and technology are driving the new economy in Indiana and around the world," said State Representative Terry Goodin. "Investment in a stronger wireless infrastructure here in Jackson and Scott Counties not only benefits the businesses and consumers who live and work here, but the many travelers who visit our area every day."
AT&T also added new layers of frequency, also known as "carriers," to nine cell sites in these areas to more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile broadband capacity. The expansion helps manage ever-growing demand for mobile Internet services by allocating more network resources for AT&T’s mobile Internet network.
"Representative Goodin understands the direct connection between wireless investment and economic growth," said AT&T Indiana President George S. Fleetwood. "His leadership in the Indiana General Assembly has helped create the best telecom laws in the nation which is why companies are able to invest in bringing new technology to Hoosier businesses and consumers."
From 2009 through 2011, AT&T invested more than $1 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Indiana. AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of advanced mobile Internet service, devices and applications. AT&T's customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network providing a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience with simultaneous voice and data capabilities.
"Demand for wireless bandwidth is growing rapidly, and we want to meet that demand for our customers," said Brian Ducharme, vice president and general manager, AT&T Indiana and Michigan. "We're excited to expand mobile Internet along this major highway and to the communities of Seymour, Crothersville, Austin and Scottsburg."
AT&T's mobile Internet 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 225 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 Internet services in more than 130 countries.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.