AT&T Upgrades Coverage

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced improvements to several mobile cell sites in Hamilton and Boone counties. Communities affected by the upgrades include Lebanon, Sheridan and Thorntown. December 3, 2013

News Release

LEBANON, Ind. - As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T has upgraded eight mobile Internet cell sites in Boone and Hamilton counties to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents, businesses and travelers. Towns included in the expansion are Lebanon, Sheridan and Thorntown. Other areas benefitting from the upgrade include north of Zionsville near U.S. Highway 421, and near I-65 beginning at I-865 and continuing just north of Lebanon.

AT&T has the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network. AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides several benefits for local residents, including faster mobile Internet speeds - up to 10 times faster than 3G, improved performance, reliability and innovative new 4G LTE-compatible devices.

AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Indianapolis in Nov. 2011. The new cell sites are one part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to expand 4G LTE coverage and to drive investment and innovation to deliver the nation’s best, most advanced mobile Internet experience for customers.

"Residents of Lebanon and suburban Indianapolis are connecting in more ways than ever before," said Lebanon Mayor Huck Lewis. "Improvements to our communication networks translate into better job growth opportunities, business development and a better quality of life. We appreciate AT&T's continued investments in our city and central Indiana."

"Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience, and they'll be able to download, upload, stream and game faster than ever before on our 4G LTE network," said Bill Soards, president of AT&T Indiana. "As part of the Lebanon, Sheridan and Thorntown communities, we're always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage, and our investment in the local wireless network is another way we’re accomplishing that."

AT&T's 4G Network

This upgrade is part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers' growing desire for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud-based services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add more than 10,000 macro cell sites nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as deploy more than 40,000 small cells and add more than 1,000 Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.

Over the past six years (2007-2012), AT&T invested more than $116 billion into its wireless and wireline across the country. Since 2007, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a September 2013 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. "Investment Heroes."

About AT&T

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 internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE 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 service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Source: AT&T Inc.