Investments Strengthen Nation's Fastest and Most Reliable 4G LTE Network, Largest 4G Network Project Velocity IP Investments Result in New Cell Sites, Small Cells and Distributed Antenna Systems to Enhance Network Performance Across New Jersey
Trenton , New Jersey, August 21, 2013
Blazing speeds. Great reliability. Broad coverage. Excellent overall performance. That’s what New Jersey residents want from their mobile Internet, and it’s exactly what AT&T* is delivering with an array of network upgrades completed in the first half of 2013.
In the first half of 2013, AT&T invested more than $250 million in its wireless and wired networks in New Jersey. The investments included deployment of new macro cell sites, small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems across the state as a part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP, a three-year investment plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. The company also expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE network, which provides ultra-fast mobile Internet speeds, and deployed new Wi-Fi hot spots.
These investments help to ensure that New Jersey residents continue to receive the best possible experience over the AT&T network, whether at home, at work or on the go. The great performance of AT&T’s 4G LTE network, now the nation’s fastest and most reliable, continues to be validated:
- AT&T now has the most reliable 4G LTE network. According to independent third-party data, AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.**
- Meanwhile, our 4G LTE service was recognized as having faster average download and upload speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive’s most recent 20-market speed tests – the second consecutive year that AT&T has ranked 1st overall. PCWorld/TechHive also ranked AT&T’s as the fastest combination of 3G and 4G services in the 20 cities it tested.***
- And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study – sweeping the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.****
“Fast, reliable connectivity is essential to both quality of life and competitiveness at work,” said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic. “No one understands that better than we do, and no one is doing more than AT&T to mobilize a world that works for people in New Jersey. With initiatives like Project Velocity IP, we’re working to ensure that New Jersey consumers and businesses remain at the leading edge of broadband services.”
Highlights of network upgrades completed so far this year in New Jersey include:
- Expanded 4G LTE to parts of Monmouth, Ocean, Sussex and Warren counties in northern New Jersey.
- Expanded 4G LTE to Atlantic City, Vineland, Gloucester, Bordentown and southern New Jersey shore points in southern New Jersey.
The 2013 year-to-date network investment builds on the nearly $2.2 billion that AT&T has invested in its New Jersey wireless and wired networks from 2010 through 2012.
AT&T 4G LTE is now available in multiple areas of the state, including Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Jersey City, West New York, Essex, Union, Franklin, Branchville, Hamburg, Sussex, Hackettstown, Washington Township, Columbia, Blairstown, Phillipsburg, Belvedere, Plainsboro, Cranbury, South Brunswick, North Brunswick, Monmouth Junction, Milltown, New Brunswick, Highland Park, Sayreville, Metuchen, Carteret, Woodbridge, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Jamesburg, East Brunswick, Piscataway, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Bradley Beach, Brick, Hazlet, Highlands, Keyport, Little Silver, Long Beach Island including Ship Bottom, Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars and Barnegat Light, and Manahawkin, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Neptune, Redbank, Sea Girt, Tuckerton,
Princeton, Woodbury, Bordentown, Swedesboro, Paulsboro, Gloucester, Ocean City, Avalon, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Hamilton Township, Margate, Longport, Mays Landing, Ventnor City, Cape May, Villas, Vineland and Bridgeport. Nationwide, more than 225 million Americans have access to AT&T 4G LTE service. By year-end 2013, AT&T expects to cover nearly 270 million people and 400 markets with its 4G LTE network.
For more information about AT&T’s coverage in New Jersey or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
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** Speed claim based on comparison of national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds for AndroidTM and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. Reliability claim compares data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds not available everywhere.
*** PCWorld/TechHive, May 23, 2013, “AT&T clocks best overall speeds with 3G/4G combo”
**** PC Magazine, June 17, 2013; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp
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