AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Wireless Capacity in Benton Harbor
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Customers in Benton Harbor are expected to experience improved mobile broadband coverage and voice performance as a result of continued investment and innovation by AT&T.
The company announced Tuesday that it has completed a key initiative in its ongoing efforts to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its mobile broadband network throughout the Benton Harbor area.
The network enhancement adds new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to 27 cell sites throughout Benton Harbor to more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile broadband capacity. The expansion helps manage ever-growing demand for mobile broadband services by allocating more network resources for AT&T’s mobile broadband network.
“Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience,” said AT&T Michigan president Jim Murray. “As part of the Benton Harbor community, we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide an enhanced customer experience and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we’re accomplishing that. In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA will strengthen and expand our network in Benton Harbor. If approved, this deal means that we’ll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband – 4G LTE – from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent.”
AT&T’s 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 more than 200 countries.
AT&T also operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 27,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 190,000 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.
For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Benton Harbor or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer.