SAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T*, building on its strong 2010 record of network accomplishments, today announced highlights of local cell site investment plans for 2011. AT&T is focused on building new cell sites and expanding capacity at existing sites in the Bay Area as part of its overall planned $19-billion investment in its U.S. wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects in 2011.
AT&T plans to invest more than $200 million in Bay Area cell sites this year, including building more than 55 cell sites to increase coverage and network capacity, and continuing to add network capacity to further reduce network congestion and improve customers' mobile voice and broadband experience.
These cell site improvements are just part of AT&T's overall investment in the Bay Area, as the company is also working on enabling 4G** speeds, enhancing wireless backhaul capacity across the area, enhancing in-building coverage and installing distributed antenna systems to enhance coverage in high-traffic areas like stadiums and event venues, and enhancing its wired broadband and backbone networks.
AT&T plans to provide additional details on Bay Area network investment plans on a community-by-community basis over the coming weeks. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
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**4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device. Learn more at att.com/network. Actual speeds experienced will vary and depend on several factors, including device, location, capacity, facilities, and other conditions.
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