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Press Release -- December 15th, 2015
Source: AT&T
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AT&T Boosts Gameday Mobile Internet Coverage in Thompson Boling Arena

Upgraded 4G LTE Network Technology Gives Customers More Reliable Wireless Connections on Game Days

When a big play happens this season at Thompson Boling Arena, basketball fans can enjoy stronger connections as they share the moment with friends and family.

AT&T* has boosted its mobile Internet coverage at Thompson Boling Arena by upgrading the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to give customers a better wireless experience during the game.

“When our customers head out to the arena to cheer on their favorite team, we want them to have a great network experience throughout the game no matter what they’re doing – making a call, sharing pictures on social media, downloading apps or surfing the Internet,” said Alan Hill, regional director, external affairs, AT&T Tennessee. “We’re continuing to invest in our wireless network to help customers at Thompson Boling stay connected from anywhere around the court.”

The network upgrade consists of strategically placed antennas that distribute AT&T’s wireless network coverage throughout the Thomson Boling Arena.  It can provide stronger, more consistent wireless coverage to customers, so they don’t have to worry about their service getting stuck in a traffic jam of other people’s calls, texts and posts.

AT&T constantly invests in its network to give customers the high-quality services they need to stay connected. AT&T is also adding the latest network technology, such as small cells, to ensure customers have wireless service where they need it most.

DAS technology helps improve customers’ wireless service by shortening the distance a request must travel. It’s also expected to help improve call reliability and mobile Internet access to help customers make the most of their AT&T devices.

These investments help to ensure that Tennessee residents get the best possible experience over the AT&T network, whether at home, at work or on the go.  AT&T’s network has the nation’s strongest LTE signal,** and AT&T also has the nation’s most reliable LTE network.***

"According to a recent report, wireless connectivity now exceeds home Internet connections worldwide, and continuing investments - like this one at Thompson Boling Arena - in wireless infrastructure that helps keep us connected to high-speed Internet are key to a thriving community," said State Representative Roger Kane.

Over the past six years (2009-2014), AT&T invested nearly $140 billion including investments in its wireless and wireline networks, acquisitions of wireless spectrum and operations. Since 2009, AT&T has invested more in the United States than any other public company. In a September 2014 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. “Investment Heroes.”

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Tennessee or anywhere in the U.S., visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer.  For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

*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.

** Claim based on average LTE signal strength for national carriers.

*** Claim based on analysis of independent third party data re national carriers’ 4G LTE.   LTE is a trademark of ETSI.  4G LTE not available everywhere.

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