Local wireless upgrade extends access to advanced services, apps

virginia-blue-oversizeAT&T today announced the availability of its mobile Internet network along U.S. Route 340 extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and applications to customers from Waynesboro to Elkton.

AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of the mobile Internet, offering powerful and flexible connectivity, a wide range of smartphone and other device options, and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and Internet experience.

“Investments in mobile Internet technologies foster economic growth in areas like small business, high-tech manufacturing, health care and education,” said J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Mid-Atlantic.  “This investment is especially important to consumers and businesses in Waynesboro, Grottoes and Elkton who are working hard to rebuild Virginia’s economy.”

AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 402,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements.

AT&T also is a leading developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize multiple small antennas to maximize coverage and speed within stadiums, convention centers, office buildings, hotels and other areas where traditional coverage methods are challenging.

Over the past five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into its operations across the country. Since 2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. “Investment Heroes.”

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Virginia or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.


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