AT&T has just announced the availability of their 4G LTE network in Puerto Rico and three new cities in the mainland US.
In addition to Puerto Rico, AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Reading, Pennsylvania; and Salt Lake City, Utah as part of its nationwide rollout of its 4G LTE network.
“We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Puerto Rico responds to what customers want from their mobile experience — more, faster, on the best devices,” said Ray Flores, regional vice president, AT&T Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands.
Jerry Fuentes, president of AT&T Arizona and New Mexico said in a statement that “Consumers are asking for more from the technology they use in their daily lives, and we are investing to meet and exceed their needs.”
“This announcement illustrates our commitment to bringing consumers and businesses the most advanced communication infrastructure. The stronger we can make it and the more widely we can deploy it, the better positioned we will be to meet customer demands,” said Jason Olson, Director of External Affairs-Utah.
“We are in a world quickly becoming more reliant on mobile technology to operate our day-to-day activities,” said Senator Gene Davis, Utah State Senate, Minority Leader. “From how our students learn to how our teachers instruct, technology is the tool used to effectively accomplish objectives. As Utah strives to stay ahead in our tech-centric lifestyles, we need to continue to shape policy that paves the way for future investment into faster, more reliable wireless service.”
According to AT&T, its 4G LTE network now covers more than 285 million people.
The company said that it has invested more than $115 billion into operations and into acquiring spectrum and other assets that have enhanced our wireless and wired networks over the past five years.
AT&T added that since 2007, it has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company.
The new 4G LTE coverage areas under AT&T can now take advantage of the following benefits:
- Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
- Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as Sony Xperia TL, LG Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy S III, Motorola ATRIX HD, HTC One X, Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC One X+, Samsung ATIV smart PC and ASUS VivoTab RT.
- Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you’ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.
- More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.
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