AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is growing its 4G LTE network in Miami County. The company says the wireless network technology is now available in Peru.

March 4, 2015

News Release

Peru, Ind. — AT&T has expanded its network with the nation's strongest LTE signal to Peru, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Kokomo in April 2013, and this expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the area.

“Whether it's our citizens, visitors or business owners, access to fast and reliable mobile internet is important to our community,” said Peru Mayor Jim Walker. “We're clearly headed to a fully connected future, and this investment will further help us be prepared for that.”

Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:

–Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies.4 Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.

–Strength. AT&T's network has the nation's strongest LTE signal.

–Reliability. AT&T has the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network.

–Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets.

–Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency than other wireless technologies, which means faster processing time to move data through a network, such as initiating a webpage or file download. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.

–More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.

“We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Peru responds to what customers want from their mobile experience — more, fast speeds, reliability, 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 multi-year plan to invest for growth, announced in Fall 2012. 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 is deploying small cell technology, macro cells and additional Distributed Antenna Systems, which will increase the density of our wireless network. The wireless network densification will further improve network quality and increase spectrum efficiency.

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 last six years (2009-2014), AT&T invested nearly $140 billion including investments in its wireless and wireline networks and acquisitions of wireless spectrum and operations. Since 2009, AT&T has invested more in the United States 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.

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