AT&T Building Most Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience in Raleigh, Announces 2011 Network Upgrade

EDGE4 Investor AT&T announced today network improvement plans designed to enable 4G speeds and enhanced reliability to Raleigh and surrounding communities in 2011. This is part of AT&T’s planned $19-billion investment in its U.S. wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects in 2011.

Walter Wells, AT&T’s external affairs regional director in Raleigh, outlined some of the planned improvements happening here, such as replacing more than 230 antennas, delivering additional wireless capacity to more than 165 cell towers, installing more than 20 additional cells, and deploying enhanced backhaul connections to over 340 more cell sites to enable 4G speeds in Raleigh.

“Our story is getting even better for Raleigh and North Carolina,” Wells said. “Our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA represents a great deal for customers and a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network.”

Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker said, “High-tech expansions like this one help our business community, our local economy, and our overall quality of life. Few businesses today are more competitive than the wireless industry. That level of competition results in investment and new technology, which delivers benefits to the entire community.”

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