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AT&T announces enhanced coverage for Clymer area

June 24, 2010
Westfield Republican

CLYMER - As part of its ongoing network investments to support the growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T announced Tuesday the activation of a new 3G cell site that will enhance coverage for residents and businesses in Clymer between Panama and French Creek, as well as in the surrounding areas.

The new cell site is part of AT&T’s ongoing effort to “drive innovation and extend its 3G wireless network.”

“Delivering dependable wireless coverage for consumers and business customers who need to stay connected is our ultimate objective,” said Hal Lenox, president, AT&T New York. “Our ongoing investments in this critical part of the state will help us ensure that our customers have access to the wireless services that help drive economic growth.”

AT&T recently completed a software upgrade at 3G cell sites nationwide, including in Chautauqua County, that prepares the network for even faster speeds. Additionally. the company said it is continually working to enhance the network’s capabilities and in turn, the customer’s mobile broadband experience.

Faster 3G speeds are scheduled to be reached in 2010 and 2011, the company reported in a news release, as AT&T combines the new technology with a second initiative to “dramatically increase” the number of high-speed backhaul connections to cell sites, primarily with fiber-optic connections, adding capacity from cell sites to the AT&T backbone network.

“More than ever before, customers look to wireless communications to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues,” said Robert Holliday, vice president and general manager for AT&T in western/upstate New York. “We’re working to make this possible by adding new wireless coverage and offering exciting products to help our customers stay connected with their world, at home and on the go.”

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