CHAMBERSBURG, Pa., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced the expansion of its mobile broadband network in Franklin and Fulton counties, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area.
For this expansion, AT&T's mobile broadband network – the nation's fastest – was added to 20 cell sites. AT&T customers will now experience enhanced voice and data quality throughout the communities of Crystal Spring, Waterfall, Big Cove Tannery, Burnt Cabins, Fort Littleton, Harrisonville, Hustontown, McConnellsburg, Needmore, and Warfordsburg in Fulton County as well as Fannettsburg, Mercersburg, Saint Thomas, and Spring Run in Franklin County. The expansion also boosts coverage on parts of major roadways, such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-70 and Routes 30 and 522.
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.
"Delivering dependable mobile broadband coverage for consumers and businesses who need to stay connected is our ultimate objective," said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Pennsylvania. "Our ongoing investments in Pennsylvania will help ensure that our customers have access to the mobile broadband services that help drive continued economic growth."
"Demand for wireless bandwidth is rapidly growing, whether it's for sharing video and photos with friends, watching a movie, or checking the latest scores on a mobile device while on the go," said Rob Forsyth, vice president and general manager for AT&T in Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia and portions of Pennsylvania. "With this expansion, our south central Pennsylvania 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 south central Pennsylvania 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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