AT&T has extended its 3G network to Ashland City, enabling access
to its advanced products, services and applications. In the first six
months of 2010, AT&T invested nearly US$200 million in its wireless
and wireline networks to continue improving service for customers in
Tennessee. Upgrades to the AT&T wireless network included new cell
sites, expanded mobile broadband coverage and increased 3G capacity.
AT&T has recently upgraded 3G cell sites
nationwide to HSPA 7.2 Mbps, while future plans include an upgrade to
HSPA+ by the end of this year followed by the initial deployment of LTE
AT&T* today announced the availability of its third generation
(3G) mobile broadband network in Ashland City, extending access for
advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video
content to customers in the area.
AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile
broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation’s fastest
mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data
speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing
wireless voice and data experience.
“Cheatham County residents have come to rely on mobile service to keep
their business running and keep in touch with their friends and
families when they are on the go,” said State Senator Tim Barnes. “The
expansion of the communications infrastructure here will certainly
lead to increased productivity and more connectivity, and I am
confident that this investment in our community will help improve the
economic growth of our area of Middle Tennessee.”
In just the first six months of this year, AT&T invested nearly
$200 million in its wireless and wireline networks to continue
improving service for customers in Tennessee. Upgrades to the AT&T
wireless network included new cell sites, expanded mobile broadband
coverage and increased 3G capacity.The investment also included
upgrades to the AT&T wireline infrastructure, such as expanded
AT&T U-verse® services, additional AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots, and
extended reach of broadband services.
The expansion of mobile broadband service is one of many ongoing network initiatives planned to enhance coverage and capacity across the country. AT&T recently upgraded 3G cell sites
nationwide to High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2. Future plans
include another upgrade to HSPA+ technology at the end of this year
followed by the initial deployment next year of LTE, the
next-generation of wireless technology. These advancements, when
combined with an ongoing initiative to increase the number of
high-speed backhaul connections to cell sites, are a part of AT&T’s
strategy to provide customers with an enhanced mobile broadband
experience, both today and in the future.
“Fast and reliable wireless service is important to everyone in this
day and age, and the launch of 3G services helps keep people connected
in Cheatham County,” said State Representative Phillip Johnson. “This
launch is great news for local residents and businesses who continue
to rely upon greater connectivity to stay productive.”
AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband network
is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of
technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless
network platforms in the world. AT&T has the best international coverage
of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in
more than 220 countries and data service in 200 countries. AT&T
also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 140 major
cruise ships, as well as 3G services in more than 125 countries.
“Cheatham County is continuing to grow and compete for investment and
jobs thanks to the leadership shown by Senator Barnes and
Representative Johnson,” said James Fenton, director for Community and
Economic Development for Cheatham Connect. “They understand the public
policy environment that is necessary to make our community a place where
companies seek to locate and expand their operations, and we are
seeing the benefit of their leadership with this investment news today.
The Cheatham Connect program has been working towards this for several
years, and I am glad to see the launch of 3G services taking place in
“More than ever before, customers look to wireless communications to
stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues,” said Lanie
Johnson, regional director, external affairs, AT&T Tennessee. “As
part of the Cheatham County community, we’re working to make this
possible by adding new wireless 3G coverage and offering products to
help our customers stay connected with their world, at home and on the
AT&T also owns and operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network**
with more than 23,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more
than 125,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most
AT&T smartphone customers get access to our U.S. Wi-Fi network at
no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’
monthly data plans.
For more information about AT&T’s 3G coverage in Ashland City or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer.
Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality
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.
*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.
** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access
includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other
restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its
subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the
providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the
world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the
nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading
provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A
leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless
coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the
most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T
U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based
business communications services is one of the most advanced in the
world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T
Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and
advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired
Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.