NEWBURGH, N.Y., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced the availability of its mobile broadband network in Orange and Sullivan Counties, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area.
AT&T's mobile broadband network now provides coverage in areas of Harriman, Monroe, Newburgh, Chester, Middletown, Florida, Montgomery, Goshen, Washingtonville, New Windsor, Cornwall, Warwick, Wallkill, and Port Jervis, and along I-87, I-84 and Route 17 and in the Woodbury Commons, Stewart International Airport, Orange Community College and Orange County Fair Speedway, in addition to AT&T's recently announced availability of the mobile broadband network expansion in West Point. In Sullivan County, consumers will now enjoy mobile broadband coverage in the areas of Monticello, Liberty, Wurtsboro and Livingston Manor, and along Route 17 and at Monticello Raceway, the Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park, and Bethel.
"Expanding and enhancing New York's mobile broadband network brings home the benefits of broadband access to many consumers who are relying more and more on wireless technology to access the Internet," said New York State Senator Bill Larkin, (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson). "This kind of investment is essential to keeping New York competitive."
"Expanding broadband is a great economic equalizer, particularly for rural areas. I congratulate AT&T on this investment, and encourage them to continue boosting service in the Catskills and Hudson Valley," said State Senator John Bonacic, 42nd District, New York.
"Delivering dependable wireless coverage for consumers and business customers who need to stay connected is our ultimate objective," said Hal Lenox, president, AT&T New York. "Our ongoing investments in this critical part of the state will help us ensure that our customers have access to the wireless services that help drive economic growth." The upgrade is part of previously announced plans for the state.
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.
"Demand for wireless bandwidth is growing rapidly, whether it's for sharing video and photos with friends, watching a movie, checking the latest scores, or listening to music on a phone, netbook or other on-the-go devices," said Tom DeVito, vice president and general manager for AT&T in New York and New Jersey. "With this expansion, our customers can enjoy the nation's best, most advanced mobile broadband experience with emerging devices and tens of thousands of mobile applications."
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 best 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 140 major cruise ships, as well as mobile broadband services in more than 125 countries.
AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 23,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 125,000 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 data plans.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in New York 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.
*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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