OCEAN CITY, Md., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 Worcester County. The new site, which is located north of Pusey Branch in Snow Hill, will enhance wireless coverage for area residents and businesses along Whitesburg Road.
The new cell site is one part of AT&T's ongoing effort 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.
"During the past several years, we've made substantial private investments to provide our customers in Worcester County and across Maryland with access to the kind of technology that will stimulate economic growth, inspire innovation, and create jobs," said J. Michael Schweder, President AT&T Mid-Atlantic. "We remain committed to working with our federal, state, and local leaders to help create a positive economic environment that provides opportunities for companies to continue to invest aggressively in the state."
From 2007 to 2009, AT&T's total capital investment in its Maryland wireless and wireless networks was more than $425 million.
"More than ever before, customers look to wireless communications to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues," added Rob Forsyth, vice president and general manager for AT&T in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia. "We're working to make this possible by adding new wireless coverage in Snow Hill and offering exciting products to help our customers stay connected with their world, at home and on the go."
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 more than 195 countries, as well as voice calling in more than 220 countries.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Snow Hill 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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