DETROIT — AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network to downriver Wayne and Monroe communities, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology.
AT&T launched 4G LTE in Detroit on Sep. 19, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market.
AT&T 4G LTE coverage now available in Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, New Boston, Trenton, Flat Rock, Woodhaven, Monroe, La Salle, Brownstown, Newport, Riverview, South Rockwood and Carleton.
The AT&T 4G LTE network includes:
* Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.
* Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the Sony Xperia TL, LG Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy S III, Motorola ATRIX HD, HTC One X, Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC One X+, Samsung ATIV smart PC and ASUS VivoTab RT.
* Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you’ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.
* More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.
“We’ve seen positive response from customers on our 4G LTE launch, and as today’s expansion shows, we’re continuing our rollout of fast 4G LTE speeds to more areas of Detroit,” said Jim Murray, president, AT&T Michigan.
AT&T’s innovation and investment has resulted in the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 285 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience. AT&T says that’s coverage in 3,000 more 4G cities and towns than Verizon. AT&T’s 4G LTE network delivered faster average download speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld’s most recent 13-market speed tests.
Over the past five years, AT&T invested more than $115 billion into operations and into acquiring spectrum and other assets that have enhanced its wireless and wired networks. Since 2007, 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.”