AT&T Expands 4G LTE Coverage To More Fayetteville Customers

Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:00am EST

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Additional Cell Sites Upgraded to 4G LTE as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment in
Local Wireless Network
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.,  Feb. 14, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing
network investment and ongoing  4G LTE  rollout,  AT&T* has upgraded seven
additional mobile Internet cell sites in  Fayetteville  to expand AT&T 4G LTE
coverage for area residents and businesses.  

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120612/DA23287LOGO)  

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 and innovative new 4G LTE-compatible devices.  

AT&T launched its ultra-fast  4G LTE network  in  Fayetteville  in  September
2012. 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.  

"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  John Lyon, AT&T's regional director of External Affairs for 
Fayetteville. "As part of the  Fayetteville  community, 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  

AT&T's innovation and investment has resulted in the nation's largest 4G
network, covering 288 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more
consistent user experience. Our 4G LTE network delivered faster average download
speeds than any of our competitors in  PCWorld's most recent 13-market speed
tests.

AT&T's 4G LTE network delivers speeds faster than many other mobile Internet
technologies**, as well as multiple innovations that optimize the network for
performance. Our network's radio components are placed close to the antenna at
most cell sites, instead of inside the base station, which helps minimize power
loss between the base station and antenna and, in turn, improves the performance
of our 4G LTE network. The network also is designed with its core elements
distributed across the country, which helps reduce latency, or the delay when
using the Internet, because your request isn't traveling as far.

Even as AT&T continues to expand its 4G LTE coverage, customers can get 4G
speeds outside of 4G LTE areas on our 4G HSPA+ network,  unlike competitors,
where smartphone customers fall back to slower 3G technologies when outside of
LTE coverage.

AT&T's focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes beyond
4G to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates  the nation's
largest Wi-Fi network*** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at
popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers and provides access to
more than 402,000 hotspots 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 five years, AT&T invested nearly  $98 billion  into operations.
Since 2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other
public company. In a  July 2012  report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked
AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. "Investment Heroes."

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.



**Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or
HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible
device and data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at 
att.com/network.   



***Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic.  A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other
restrictions apply. See  www.attwifi.comfor details and locations.



About AT&T

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and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation's largest 4G 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 services under the AT&T U-verse®  and AT&T │DIRECTV
brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one
of the most advanced in the world.  

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