AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is expanding its mobile Internet coverage throughout the state. The company's updated technology now includes Knightstown, Lapel and Whitestown. June 4, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T has upgraded four mobile Internet cell sites in the Knightstown, Lapel and Whitestown areas to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses. AT&T also activated a new mobile Internet cell site in Danville that will enhance coverage in town and the area hospital, located near the intersection of Main Street and S. Kentucky St.

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 – up to 10 times faster than 3G, improved performance, reliability and innovative new 4G LTE-compatible devices.

AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Indianapolis in Nov. 2011. The upgraded 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.

“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 Rep. Jeff Thompson. “We appreciate AT&T's ongoing commitment to meeting the growing mobile Internet demands of its Hoosier customers.”

“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 these 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 launch 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 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 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.

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