AT&T expands 4G network in Waynesboro, Staunton, Augusta County
AT&T has activated a new 4G mobile Internet cell site in Waynesboro, at the intersection of I64 and Three Notched Mountain, that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses and provide speeds up to four times faster than 3G. AT&T1 has also upgraded two additional mobile Internet cell sites in Staunton, VA, at the intersection of I81 and Jefferson Highway, and in Augusta, at the intersection of Jefferson Highway and Tinkling Spring Road, to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses.
This launch is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a multi-year plan to invest for growth, announced in 2012. Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers’ growing desire for high-quality, fast wireless and wired services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T is deploying small cell technology, macro cells and additional DAS, which will increase the density of our wireless network. The wireless network densification will further improve network quality and increase spectrum efficiency.
“Demand for wireless speed is growing rapidly, and we are excited to bring these super-fast speeds to residents and businesses in the Harrisonburg area,” said J. Michael Schweder, President of AT&T Mid Atlantic.
AT&T has deployed two compatible 4G technologies to deliver more speed to more smartphone customers, which means AT&T customers can get 4G speeds on 4G HSPA+, unlike some competitors, where smartphone customers may fall back to slower 3G technologies when outside of LTE coverage.
AT&T’s focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes beyond 4G and DAS to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T owns and 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 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.
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. Over the past six years, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a September 2014 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. “Investment Heroes.”