MOSINEE, Wis., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T* today announced the activation of a new cell site in Mosinee that is expected to enhance network coverage for area residents and businesses.
The new cell site is one part of AT&T's ongoing efforts to drive innovation and extend its mobile network. It is also part of our ongoing investment to build the networks that will fuel economic growth and create jobs, and enable AT&T's customers to quickly access the content, applications and services that matter most to them.
"More than ever before, customers look to wireless communications to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues," said Scott VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. "We're working to make this possible by investing in new wireless coverage in Mosinee. In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network. If approved, this deal 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."
"Our goal is simple: We want you to have an extraordinary experience when you make a call, or keep your business mobile on your AT&T device," said Dave Fine, AT&T vice president and general manager for AT&T in Wisconsin and Illinois. "As part of the Mosinee and Wausau communities, we're always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage to help drive growth in the local economy, and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way to accomplish this."
AT&T's mobile network is based on the Global System for Mobile (GSM) standard, the most open and widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T offers data roaming in 200 countries, as well as voice calling in more than 220 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 Mosinee or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit an AT&T Coverage Viewer. 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 our 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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