New Cell Site Activated as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment

PRESS RELEASE

MIDLAND, OCTOBER 11, 2012
— As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for
mobile devices
and services,
AT&T
* has announced the activation of a new cell site in Midland that is expected to enhance network coverage for the area.

 

“Delivering
dependable wireless coverage for consumers and businesses that need to
stay connected is a key priority,” said Terry Smith, AT&T Director
of External Affairs.  “AT&T's recent
investment in Midland will help ensure that customers have access to
the wireless services that help keep our residents connected to their
world – whether it be family, business or emergency needs.”

 

The
new cell site, located northeast of Columbus along SR 85, is part of
AT&T's ongoing efforts to drive innovation and extend its

mobile Internet 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 Sylvia
Russell, President of AT&T Georgia.  “We're
working to make this possible by investing in enhanced
wireless coverage
in midwest Georgia and across the state.”

 

With a capital expenditure of $20.1 billion, AT&T was named the top “investment hero” in the

Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) report for
its investment in
America, which is driving job growth. This report highlights the top 25
American companies that spent the most money in 2011 investing
domestically on things like new plants, new technology,
and new equipment.

 

AT&T's

mobile Internet 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 225 countries.

 

AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network
among wireless carriers**
with nearly 30,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly
225,000 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.

(SOURCE: AT&T)

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