AT&T Network Continues to Grow

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has expanded its 4G LTE network in western Indiana. The wireless network technology is now available in communities including Bloomfield, Jasonville and Clay City.

October 16, 2014

News Release

Bloomfield, Ind. - AT&T has expanded the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network to Bloomfield, Clay City, Dugger, Linton, Jasonville, Sullivan and Washington, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Bloomington in April 2012, and this expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the area. AT&T also recently activated a new cell site in Greene County near State Road 58 and County Road 400 East.

"This upgrade in technology will benefit our community by providing faster speeds and a more reliable Internet for mobile users. Having a network our community can depend on is critical to our technology infrastructure and the ability to provide goods and services. I appreciate AT&T's continued investment in our area of the state and look forward to seeing the positive impact this will have on our community," said State Rep. Matt Ubelhor.

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 these communities 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.

Source: AT&T Inc.