RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* today announced it has tapped industry veteran Alex Madlinger to oversee wireless network operations in Virginia and West Virginia.
"With nearly 20 years of wireless experience, Alex is a dedicated team leader who has the experience needed to ensure our customers have a great network experience every time they talk, text or tweet on an AT&T device," said Erika K. Thompson-Kemp, vice president and general manager for AT&T in Virginia and West Virginia.
In 2009, AT&T made significant efforts to drive innovation and investment in the network across both states. In Virginia, AT&T extended the 3G mobile broadband network in Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, and Hampton Roads; complimenting the existing footprint in the Richmond area, and added 65 new cell sites to further enhance coverage and capacity. In West Virginia, the network team turned on 34 new sites.
"I'm very proud of everything the network team accomplished in 2009 and know we'll be working just as hard in the New Year to extend coverage and capacity and overall performance of the wireless network," said Alex Madlinger, director of network services for AT&T in Virginia and West Virginia.
Previously Madlinger held network managerial positions in the wireless industry at several companies including SunCom Wireless and US Cellular. He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Information degree from American Intercontinental University. Based out of the AT&T offices in Glen Allen, Madlinger lives with his family in Mechanicsville, Virginia.
For more information about AT&T's 3G coverage in Virginia, West Virginia 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.
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