NEW BALTIMORE (WWJ) — AT&T Inc. announced Wednesday that it had activated three new 4G mobile Internet cell sites in New Baltimore that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses and provide speeds up to four times faster than 3G.
Customers can now enjoy 4G speeds throughout the area, including near 21 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue and 23 Mile Road east of I-94.
This launch is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP, a three-year investment plan nnounced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add more than 10,000 macro cell sites nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as deploy more than 40,000 small cells and add more than 1,000 Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.
AT&T has invested more than $275 million in its wireless and wired networks in Michigan in the first half of 2013.
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.
Over the past six years (2007-2012), AT&T invested more than $116 billion into its wireless and wireline networks across the country. Since 2007, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a September 2013 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. “Investment Heroes.”