AT&T 4G LTE coverage launches in ClevelandAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Good news for residents of Cleveland, Ohio, today, as AT&T has announced that its 4G LTE network is now live in the city. AT&T customers in Cleveland with one of the carrier's LTE-enabled products, like the HTC One X or Nokia Lumia 900, will now be able to ride AT&T's 4G LTE airwaves. Cleveland joins a group of Ohio markets with AT&T LTE coverage that also includes Akron and Canton.
Back in March, AT&T announced 12 different markets that it'd be rolling LTE coverage out to through the early summer. Cleveland was included on that list, and I'm sure that folks living in the city are glad to see AT&T meeting its goals and continuing to expand the reach of its LTE network. If you currently call Cleveland home and own an AT&T LTE-enabled device, fire that thing up and give the network a go. Don't forget to drop by the comments section once you're done to let us know how AT&T's LTE coverage is working in your neck of the woods!
AT&T 4G LTE Available in Cleveland
Customers to benefit from ultra-fast mobile Internet on the latest LTE devices
Cleveland, Ohio, May 31, 2012
AT&T* has turned on its 4G LTE network in Cleveland, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T 4G LTE provides several benefits, including:
Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the HTC One™ X, Samsung Focus® 2, Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy Note™, and Pantech Element™ tablet.
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 continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Cleveland responds to what customers want from their mobile experience — more, faster, on the best devices. Cleveland customers now have our fastest available speeds with 4G LTE, and customers across Ohio are enjoying fast speeds on the nation’s largest 4G network,” said Larry Evans, vice president and general manager, AT&T Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
AT&T’s 4G Network
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 260 million people. According to recent third-party speed tests by PCWorld, AT&T 4G LTE speeds are faster than the competition. Testing in 13 cities showed that AT&T’s combination of 4G LTE and HSPA+ technologies delivered faster download speeds than any other carrier tested.
Even as 4G LTE expands, AT&T customers are able to enjoy widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G speeds on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network.
“The investment we’ve made to our networks in Ohio alone has equated to a million dollars every single day of the last three years, so bringing 4G LTE to our state is just the latest example of this significant infrastructure investment,” said AT&T Ohio state president Tom Pelto. “Ohioans enjoyed more than 1,500 upgrades to our wireless network in 2011, and those enhancements continue with today’s announcement.”
“In an information-driven economy, the ability for all the people of our community to have access to the latest communications technology is critical,” said Joe Roman, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. “Investments like this assure that businesses of all sizes can compete effectively in a global economy. I would like to thank AT&T for this investment in our community.”
“I’m proud to say that North Olmsted is among the communities enjoying this cutting-edge technology,” said North Olmsted Mayor Kevin Kennedy. “AT&T’s investment in our community is further demonstrated by the recent opening of a new retail store here. Both are examples of the company’s overall commitment to the Cleveland area, and builds on our reputation as a strong region for business investment.”
Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. Deployment ongoing. 4G LTE device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds not available everywhere. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com/network.
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