AT&T Shows Network Upgrades in Philadelphia

AT&T customers can see recent network enhancements in the Philadelphia area. An industry first, the microsite gives customers an unparalleled view of what AT&T is doing to enhance the customer experience. Visitors to the new “Focus: Philadelphia” microsite immediately view a map of the Philadelphia area, and are prompted to select the city or town they’re most interested in. The hyper-local map displays specific network enhancements that AT&T has made in the area since the beginning of 2011. Enhancements include new cell sites, broadband speed upgrades, capacity upgrades and network connection upgrades.  Follow on Twitter: @ATT_Philly

Since the start of 2011, AT&T has made more than 1,500 wireless network upgrades in the greater Philadelphia area. Some of the enhancements in Philadelphia, the western suburbs and southern New Jersey include:
  • Deploying enhanced backhaul connections to more than 740 cell sites. Combined with HSPA+ technology, these backhaul deployments enable 4G speeds.
  • Adding capacity or an extra layer of frequency, to reduce dropped calls and improve service quality at busy times. This is like adding lanes to a highway - to more than 650 cell sites in the following areas: 
    • Philadelphia - Overbrook, University City, West Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, Mount Airy, Fern Rock, Frankford, Tacony, Richmond, North Philadelphia, Center City and Old City
    •  Delaware County - Upper Darby, Lansdowne and the airport area
    • Atlantic County - Atlantic City, Ventnor, Brigantine, Margate, Pleasantville and Absecon.
    • Cape May County - Cape May, Wildwood, Ocean City. 
    • Lincoln University - Chester County
    • Crescentville - Philadelphia
    • Hainesport - Burlington County
    • Yeadon - Delaware County
  • Installing 13 new cell sites to improve network coverage.
  • Upgrading 15 existing cell sites to provide faster mobile broadband speed
"More than ever before, customers look to wireless communications to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues," said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T New Jersey and Pennsylvania. "We're working to make this possible by investing in new wireless coverage. in the area. In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network. If approved, this deal means that we'll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband - 4G LTE - from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent."

"Our goal is to deliver a network experience that mobilizes everything for customers," said Tiffany Baehman, vice president and general manager, AT&T greater Philadelphia market. "The ongoing investment we're making in Pennsylvania and New Jersey is designed to increase coverage and reliability, and to provide advanced services to our customers so they can do more with their wireless devices."

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