DETROIT, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activation of a new mobile internet cell site in Farmington Hills near Farmington and W. 13 Mile Roads. The cell site will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses. With mobile Internet speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications.
"Next-generation communications technology and partners like AT&T are helping Oakland County compete and win in both the state and global economy," said State Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield). "New innovations in our communications infrastructure are a critical tool for the region and our families and job providers can all be grateful for."
The new cell site is one part of AT&T's ongoing efforts to drive investment and innovation to deliver the nation's best, most advanced mobile Internet experience for customers. AT&T has the nation's largest 4G network, which provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities.
"As the transition continues into the next generation of innovation and communications technology, our goal is always for our customers to have an extraordinary experience. As part of these communities, we're always looking for new opportunities to provide an enhanced customer experience and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we¹re accomplishing that," said Jim Murray, president, AT&T Michigan.
AT&T's mobile Internet network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile broadband services in more than 130 countries.
AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** with nearly 30,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 225,000 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.
Visitors to our local network site, http://att.com/DetroitNetwork, get a peek into AT&T's wireless network enhancements made since January 2011. Enhancements include new cell sites, Internet speed upgrades, capacity upgrades and network connection upgrades.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Michigan or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
*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.
** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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