AT&T 4G LTE Available In La Grande
As Part of AT&T's Project VIP Investment, Customers to Benefit From Nation's Most Reliable 4G LTE Network on the Latest Devices
LA GRANDE, Ore., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has turned on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network** in La Grande, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:
- Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
- Reliability. AT&T has the most reliable 4G LTE network. Based on our analysis of independent third party data, AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.
- Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets.
- 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 are pleased to launch 4G LTE in La Grande just in time for the season of summer events. Whether you're using fitness apps at the 3 Rivers Race, sharing videos on social networks from the Mavericks Junior Rodeo or using maps and navigation to locate local outdoor activities – all of these things will work faster thanks to our 4G LTE network," said Mike Maxwell, AT&T's Vice President/General Manager. "We want AT&T customers in La Grande to have a phenomenal experience, and that's why we continue to invest and grow our 4G LTE network."
AT&T's 4G Network
AT&T* has invested more than $350 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Oregon from 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers. Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, AT&T in 2013 made 446 network upgrades in Oregon, including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections.
Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers' growing desire for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud-based services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add macro cell sites nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as deploy small cells and add Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.
Over the past six years (2008 to 2013), AT&T invested more than $140 billion into its wireless and wireline networks, when you combine capital investment and acquisitions of spectrum and wireless operations. Since 2008, 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."
*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.
** Reliability claim based on third party data regarding nationwide carriers' 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
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