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AT&T Strengthens Mobile Coverage in Cumberland County
Jul 09, 2010 (08:07 AM EDT)


New Cell Site Activated as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment in Maine Wireless Network

HARRISON, Maine, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T* today announced the activation of a new cell site in Cumberland County that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses in Harrison along Route 35 as well as on Route 117 in Bridgton and the shores of Long Lake.

The new cell site is part of AT&T's ongoing effort to drive innovation and extend its mobile network. It is also part of our ongoing investment to build the networks that will fuel economic growth and create jobs, and enable AT&T's customers to quickly access the content, applications and services that matter most to them.

"The expansion of wireless network capacity will be a real plus for Cumberland County," said state Senator David Hastings of District 13. "This is good news for economic development and for area residents who depend on their wireless devices for conducting business, gathering information and staying connected with family and friends."

"Our ongoing investments in this part of the state will help us ensure that our customers have access to the wireless services they need," said Steve Krom, vice president and general manager, AT&T New England. "We're not only adding new wireless coverage, but also offering exciting products to help our customers stay connected with their world, at home and on the go."

AT&T's mobile network is based on the Global System for Mobile (GSM) standard, the most open and widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T offers data roaming in more than 195 countries, as well as voice calling in more than 220 countries.

For more information about AT&T's coverage in Maine or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer/. The online tool can measure the quality of coverage based on a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.

For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit www.att.com/networknews.

*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.

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