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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has expanded 4G LTE coverage in another Indiana city. The company says it has turned on the high-speed wireless technology in Terre Haute. December 18, 2013
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - AT&T has turned on the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network in Terre Haute, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology.
"Hoosiers are doing business with companies all over the world, using wireless devices that fit in the palm of their hand," said Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett. "Enabling Terre Haute residents to access AT&T's 4G LTE network will allow them to stay on the leading edge of economic growth opportunities in the coming years."
"We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Terre Haute responds to what customers want from their mobile experience -- more, faster, reliably, on the best devices," said Bill Soards, president of AT&T Indiana. AT&T invested more than $325 million in its Indiana wireless and wired networks in the first half of 2013.
AT&T's 4G Network
This launch 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.
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 six years (2007-2012), AT&T invested more than $116 billion into its wireless and wireline networks 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."
AT&T Inc. 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.