AT&T Announces Cell Site Improvements

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has upgraded five cell sites in southwest Indiana. The improvements involve its 4G LTE mobile Internet network. February 13, 2014

News Release

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T has upgraded 5 additional mobile Internet cell sites near portions of I-64 in southwestern Indiana to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents, businesses and travelers. The cell sites are located near Armstrong, Elberfeld, Lynnville, Owensville and Poseyville.

AT&T has the nation's 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, improved performance, reliability and innovative new 4G LTE-compatible devices.

AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Evansville in March 2013. 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.

"Fast and reliable mobile data is key to our growing economy. The upgrades to this service are going to help entrepreneurs, small businesses, and hardworking citizens who are striving every day to create a more prosperous Indiana," said State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Blairsville).

"I'm thrilled to see AT&T's continued investment in our area, and the faster mobile Internet that comes along with it," said State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Inglefield). "This is yet another testament to Indiana’s pro-business environment and our leadership in reducing burdensome regulations."

"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 Armstrong, Elberfeld, Lynnville, Owensville and Poseyville 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 in Fall 2012 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 cell sites nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as deploy small cells and add 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 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.