PRN: AT&T Launches Microsite for San Francisco Bay Area to Show Up-To-Date Local Network Upgrades

AT&T Launches Microsite for San Francisco Bay Area to Show Up-To-Date Local Network Upgrades

[12-June-2012]
SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* is offering San Francisco Bay Area wireless users a bird’s-eye view of AT&T’s wireless network enhancements.

Beginning today, Bay Area residents can see network enhancements in the San Francisco Bay Area by simply visiting the new “focus: San Francisco Bay Area” microsite. Updated weekly, the microsite provides an unparalleled view, unlike any other in the industry, of what AT&T is doing to enhance the customer experience.

Visitors to the microsite will see a map of the San Francisco Bay Area, and they are prompted to select the city or town they’re most interested in exploring.

The hyper-local map displays neighborhood-level network enhancements made by AT&T since the beginning of 2011. Enhancements include new cell sites, mobile Internet speed upgrades, capacity upgrades and network connection upgrades. The focus: San Francisco Bay Area microsite interactive map is also optimized for most mobile devices.

In the San Francisco Bay Area**, from the beginning of 2011 through the first week of June, AT&T has:

  • Built 35 new cell sites, providing more bars in the area.
  • Upgraded nearly 20 cell sites, providing faster mobile Internet speeds.
  • Added 950 carriers to increase spectrum on area cell sites, providing extra capacity to reduce dropped calls and improve service quality at busy times.
  • Expanded more than 1,050 network connections with enhanced backhaul (e.g. fiber lines) at area cell sites, helping reduce dropped calls and enable 4G data speeds*** for compatible devices.

In addition to the San Francisco Bay Area, AT&T has created microsites for: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Die go, South Florida, St. Louis, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Washington, DC. All sites are accessible at the “focus: AT&T” landing 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.

**San Francisco Bay Area includes the US Census metro areas of San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont and San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara.

***4G speeds not available everywhere. Compatible device required. Learn more at att.com/network.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. 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, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, 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.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

© 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

SOURCE AT&T Inc.

Company Codes: NYSE:T
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