CLARKSBURG, W.Va., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced the availability of its mobile broadband network in Clarksburg, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers throughout the area. Areas of new broadband coverage include the cities of Clarksburg and Bridgeport, US 50 east of Clarksburg to the town of Grafton and west to the town of Salem. Coverage will also extend along US 19 from Clarksburg north to Shinnston and at the Meadowbrook Mall and the commercial/retail centers along Emily Drive in Bridgeport.
AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience.
Representative Tim Miley (D-Harrison) said, "This is good news Clarksburg, for our businesses, and our citizens. With each passing day, wireless devices are becoming more important to how we live our lives, so improved coverage is certainly welcome."
"The addition of 3G service by AT&T to the Clarksburg area is great news for the business community and individual customers alike," added Jamie Corton of Genesis Partners. "Faster and more dependable data speeds will help our region's economy to continue to grow and expand. We applaud AT&T's expanded service commitment to our area and look forward to even greater things in the future."
"Demand for wireless bandwidth is growing rapidly, and we want to meet that demand for our customers," said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic. "We're excited to bring mobile broadband to Clarksburg. Our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA also represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network. In fact, this deal, if approved, means that we'll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband – 4G LTE – from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent."
"We want you to have an extraordinary experience whether you are sharing videos and photos with friends, watching a movie, checking the latest scores or keeping your business mobile on your AT&T device," said Erika K. Thompson-Kemp, vice president and general manager for AT&T in Virginia and West Virginia. "Smartphone, tablets and laptops are continuing to drive unprecedented demand for wireless access everywhere. We're investing in a combination of technologies right here in Clarksburg to meet these needs."
AT&T's mobile broadband 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 220 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 27,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 190,000 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.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Clarksburg or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality 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.
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** 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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