DALLAS, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 2016 presidential election unfolds, AT&T* will offer customers gavel-to-gavel TV coverage of both national conventions.
See the Republican National Convention (live from Cleveland) July 18-21, and the Democratic National Convention (live from Philadelphia) July 25-28.
There will be no commercials or interruptions. Viewers will have access to every moment of convention coverage unedited and free of commentary.
DIRECTV customers can watch on channel 347, on DIRECTV.com or on their smartphone or tablet via the DIRECTV™ app.
U-verse customers can tune to channel 212/212 (SD/HD), for the RNC; and 213/1213 (SD/HD), for the DNC, on uverse.com, or on their smartphone or tablet via the U-verse® app.
"2016 will be one of the most talked about elections in our nation's history. We're proud to offer this service, so our customers can see convention coverage uninterrupted," said Dan York, chief content officer for AT&T. "Watching these events unfold unedited and without commentary provides a unique perspective."
In Cleveland, AT&T is the official provider of communications, video and technology for the Republican National Convention. And our network is ready. We've enhanced wired and wireless connectivity in anticipation of increased data traffic.
While some of these boosts are just for the convention, others will benefit Cleveland long after.
We tripled LTE capacity in downtown Cleveland with 50,000 feet of new fiber. We upgraded 165 LTE cell sites, installed 16 Distributed Antenna Systems and deployed small cells. Since 2012, AT&T has invested more than $1.6 billion to upgrade Ohio's wireless and wireline networks.
In Philadelphia, AT&T is also the official communications, video and technology provider for the Democratic National Convention. Attendees will enjoy $23 million in wireless network upgrades installed for the 2015 Papal visit, in addition to new city-wide improvements made for the convention.
We doubled LTE capacity in Center City by upgrading more than 500 LTE antennas. And we doubled LTE capacity inside the Wells Fargo Center, along with many other improvements made in the city.
*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.
About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We're the world's largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.
*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.