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AT&T 4G LTE Available In Morristown
Sep 03, 2013 (08:09 PM EDT)
MORRISTOWN, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has turned on the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network** in Morristown, including parts of Hamblen, Greene, and Jefferson Counties, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:
"Hamblen County is thriving and is a great place to do business," said Sen. Steve Southerland. "This announcement proves that updating our laws to keep up with changing technology pays off. AT&T's investment and launch of 4G LTE reflects their confidence in our county and adds next generation capabilities for our businesses, travelers and consumers."
"Today's announcement is proof that consumers benefit when we support policies that favor investment in Tennessee," said Rep. Tilman Goins. "Many will benefit from this new 4G LTE service, too."
"This is an investment in our future," said Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain. "In an information-driven economy, the ability for the people of Hamblen County to have access to the latest communications technology is critical."
"Thanks to the leadership of our state delegation and local elected leaders, we are seeing companies invest in technology which is essential for recruiting companies here in Hamblen County," said Marshall Ramsey, president, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce.
"We are thrilled to announce the arrival of 4G LTE in Morristown," said Alan Hill, regional director, external affairs, AT&T Tennessee. "4G LTE provides our customers with an extraordinary wireless experience with faster speeds, reliability and increased capacity. In addition, AT&T offers the coolest new devices with smartphones and tablets all on our 4G LTE network. Come visit our Morristown store at College Square Mall to experience all that 4G LTE has to offer."
AT&T's 4G Network
This launch is part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan announced last fall 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 more than 10,000 macro cell sites nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as deploy more than 40,000 small cells and add more than 1,000 Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.
AT&T's innovation and investment has resulted in a nationwide 4G network with ultra-fast speeds and a consistent user experience. The great performance of AT&T's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network continues to be validated by independent third-party testing:
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 wireless and wireline networks 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."
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