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AT&T 4G LTE expands in Albany area

AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network in areas around Albany, N.Y.  More consumers and businesses in in Otsego, Greene, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties can now experience the latest generation of wireless technology.

New areas of coverage include Cooperstown, Milford, Oneonta, Catskill, Delanson, Duanesburg, the New York State Thruway in Schenectady County, Carlisle, Central Bridge and Cobleskill.

“We’ve seen positive response from our investment in the 4G LTE network, and as today’s expansion shows, we’re continuing to rollout our fast 4G LTE speeds to more of the Northern Catskills,” said Marissa Shorenstein, New York president, AT&T.  From 2011 through 2013, AT&T invested nearly $1.45 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in New York.

The benefits AT&T 4G LTE include: faster speeds, reliability, new devices, faster response time, and spectrum efficiency.

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The expansion is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan announced in Fall 2012 to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks.  Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers’ growing desire for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud-based services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add macro cell sites nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as deploy small cells and add Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.

AT&T also operates more than 34,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 1 million globally through roaming agreements. The company is also a leading developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize multiple small antennas to maximize coverage and speed within stadiums, convention centers, office buildings, hotels and other areas where traditional coverage methods are challenging.

Over the past six years (2008 to 2013), AT&T invested more than $140 billion into its wireless and wireline networks, when you combine capital investment and acquisitions of spectrum and wireless operations.  

 

AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge

Business Council member AT&T recently announced the Rochester Civic App Challenge, collaborating with Business Council member the Rochester Institute of Technology and other Rochester technology companies, a two-month contest for creating smartphone apps that will serve the community.

The challenge runs until April 23 and encourages the local tech community to build and deliver apps and services that serve community needs, connect and engage citizens with their governments and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment.

AT&T chose Rochester to kick-off a series of three high-profile Upstate New York mobile app challenges in recognition of the leading role the community has historically played as New York’s innovation leader and center for technology jobs and commerce.

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“AT&T’s commitment to Rochester’s tech sector grows out of our company’s multibillion dollar nationwide investment in the mobile communications network of the future,” said Marissa Shorenstein, New York president, AT&T. “By encouraging Rochester students and career technologists to explore smart phone software development we are spotlighting the enormous demand for developers and engineers needed to create the software that will drive our mobile economy.”

“We are pleased to host this challenge, which will allow us to showcase the innovative spirit that infuses the MAGIC Center,” said RIT MAGIC Center Director Andrew Phelps. “We created MAGIC to support turning ideas into marketable products. The apps that will be created during this challenge reflect well on our mission.”

Participants can register or get more information on the AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge at http://attroc.hackupstate.com/. The challenge will award first, second and third prizes – as well as honorable mentions — in two categories with top winners will receiving prizes totaling $18,000. Winners will be announced in May and the public can follow the action on Twitter using the hashtag #ATTROC.

 

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AT&T invests over $1.4 billion in New York from 2010 -2012 to enhance speed, reliablity and performance for customers

This just in from AT&T – AT&T* invested more than $1.4 billion in its New York wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.**

AT&T has made nearly 1,600 wireless network upgrades in six key categories in New York during 2012, including activating new cell sites, adding capacity, upgrading cell sites to provide fast 4G LTE mobile Internet speeds, deploying high-capacity Ethernet connections to cell sites, and adding or upgrading Distributed Antenna Systems, which boost wireless coverage and capacity in buildings and at major venues like convention halls or sports arenas.AT&T logo

AT&T launched 4G LTE in Albany, Syracuse,Rochester, Buffalo, Saratoga and Saratoga Springs in 2012 and earlier this year in Ithaca. The network is also available in New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides faster mobile Internet speeds and improved performance on a variety of mobile smartphones and tablets. 

The AT&T 4G LTE network has been nationally recognized for its speed and coverage. AT&T 4G LTE delivered faster average download speeds than any of the competitors in PCWorld’s most recent 13-market speed tests, and telecommunications industry analyst firm Frost and Sullivan awarded AT&T its North American Mobile Network Strategy Award for the second year in a row in 2012.

“Across New York, this robust investment in the AT&T wireless and wireline networks is important to spurring the economy and creating jobs. In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks help create economic opportunities for health care, manufacturing, education, transportation and public safety and virtually every other economic sector,” said Marissa Shorenstein, president, AT&T New York.

 Planned Investment to Expand Reach of Wireless and Wired Broadband

AT&T recently launched Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment initiative to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to increase the density of its wireless network by deploying more than 10,000 macro sites, more than 1,000 distributed antenna systems, and more than 40,000 small cells. Through this initiative, we also plan to:

•           Expand 4G LTE to cover more than 300 million people by year-end 2014

•           Expand the AT&T wired IP broadband network to cover approximately 75 percent of customer locations in our wired service area by   year-end 2015

•           Expand the AT&T fiber network to reach 1 million additional business locations by year-end 2015

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in New York or anywhere in the U.S., consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.