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AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has expanded its high-speed wireless technology to several more Indiana communities. Its 4G LTE network is now available for customers in Berne, Bluffton, Geneva and Ossian. October 1, 2014
BLUFFTON, Ind. - AT&T has expanded the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network to Berne, Bluffton, Geneva and Ossian, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Fort Wayne in June 2013 and Decatur in Aug. 2014, and this expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the area.
"We appreciate that AT&T is enabling cities likes ours, as well as small towns and rural communities across Indiana, to take advantage of this next-generation communications technology," said Bluffton Mayor Ted Ellis. "These new, enhanced connections can help improve health care and distance learning, and spur economic growth and job creation by linking local entrepreneurs and businesses with customers and markets around the world."
AT&T has invested nearly $1.75 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Indiana between 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers.
"We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Berne, Bluffton, Geneva and Ossian 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’s 4G Network
This expansion 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 macro 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.
AT&T’s innovation and investment have resulted in a nationwide 4G network with ultra-fast speeds and a consistent user experience. AT&T’s focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes beyond 4G to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates more than 34,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 1 million globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.
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 (2008 to 2013), AT&T invested more than $140 billion into its wireless and wireline networks, when you combine capital investment and acquisitions of spectrum and wireless operations. Since 2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a September 2014 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. “Investment Heroes,” a ranking AT&T has achieved for the third straight year.
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 global wireless coverage, based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers 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.
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