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AT&T 4G LTE Expands In Logan
Jun 18, 2013 (08:06 PM EDT)
LOGAN, Ohio, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has expanded the nation's fastest 4G LTE network** in Logan, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Athens on March 20, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market. AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Hocking County and Meigs County.
"The launch of new, even faster mobile Internet service in the Logan area will help residents and businesses, who are working hard to rebuild our local economy," said Logan Mayor Martin Irvine. "Advancement in mobile technologies is a critical economic driver for businesses and consumers to remain competitive and to foster further economic growth."
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"I'm proud to say that Logan is among the communities enjoying this cutting-edge technology," said Richard "Dick" Brandt, chairman of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and President/CEO of the Logan Clay Products Company. "AT&T's investment is an example of the company's overall commitment to Ohio, and builds on our reputation as a strong state for business investment."
AT&T's 4G Network
AT&T's innovation and investment have resulted in the nation's largest 4G network, covering more than 292 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience. Our 4G LTE network delivered faster average download and upload speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive's most recent 20-market speed tests.
AT&T's 4G LTE network delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, 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.
"Bringing 4G LTE to Logan gives our customers here the same advantages of high speed wireless access that those in metropolitan areas have, " said B.J. Smith, AT&T External Affairs Director. " As today's expansion shows, we're continuing our rollout of fast 4G LTE speeds to more areas of Southeast Ohio."
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 some competitors, where smartphone customers may 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 its operations across the country. 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. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Claim based on a comparison of U.S. national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds for Android™ and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. 4G speeds not available everywhere.
*** 4G LTE device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com/network.
**** A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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