AT&T enhances local wireless network in Aspen
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Posted by: Maggie Reber-Wynn
AT&T ENHANCES LOCAL
Wireless NETWORK IN ASPEN
DURING 2013 Winter X Games
Wireless Network Capacity for Customers
ASPEN, Colo. - January 16, 2013 — As thousands of people converge on Aspen for
the 2013 Winter X Games
featuring 200 of the world’s best snow sports athletes, AT&T is
boosting network capacity to help its customers have a great wireless
The company will deploy a cell site
on wheels (COW) to accommodate expected increased wireless network demands from
high concentrations of smartphone users at this premier actions sports event.
The augmentation will help improve reliability and fast data speeds as the
event runs through January 27.
"The Winter X Games generate
memorable experiences that our customers will want to share with friends and
family through text messages, photos, videos, social media and calls from their
mobile devices,” said Marty Clark, acting vice president and general manager,
AT&T Rocky Mountain region. "This is
the second year that we’ve deployed a team of network engineers to help provide
great connectivity, solid coverage and fast speeds.”
The temporary enhancement is part
of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to prepare for and provide the best possible
mobile experience during special events.
is the only U.S. service provider to deploy two compatible 4G technologies to
deliver more speed to more smartphone customers.
focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes beyond 4G
and DAS to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network including more than 30,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at
popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers across the country. Most
AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network
at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly
wireless data plans.
past five years, AT&T invested more than $115billion into operations
and into acquiring spectrum and other assets that have enhanced our wireless
and wired networks. Since 2007, AT&T has invested more capital into the
U.S. economy than any other publiccompany. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive Policy
Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. "Investment Heroes.”
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