AT&T activating three new cell sites in region AT&T announced on Monday the activation of three new mobile Internet cell sites in Dunkinsville, Russellville and Chilo, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and applications to customers in the area.
AT&T is a provider of mobile Internet, a wide range of smartphone and other device options, and simultaneous voice and data capabilities.
"Investments in mobile Internet technologies foster a wide range of economic opportunity from small businesses and high-tech manufacturing, to healthcare and education," said State Senator Joe Uecker. "This investment is especially significant to my neighbors in southwestern Ohio where our businesses and consumers are working hard to rebuild our economy."
"Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience, and these network enhancements in Adams, Brown and Clermont counties are just the latest examples of AT&T's significant infrastructure investment," said Mark Romito, AT&T Ohio external affairs director. "As part of the southwest Ohio community, we're always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage, and our investment in the local wireless network is one way we're accomplishing that."
AT&T provides access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 205 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 140 major cruise ships, as well as mobile Internet services in more than 145 countries.
"AT&T's investment in Brown County and southwest Ohio will provide increased access to mobile technologies, which will help improve our business climate and make our area more attractive to employers that are looking to expand or relocate," said Kelly Cornette, president of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce. AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 31,000 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.
AT&T also is a developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize multiple small antennas to maximize coverage and speed within stadiums, convention centers, office buildings, hotels and other areas where traditional coverage methods are challenging.
AT&T invested $212 million in its Ohio wireless and wired networks in the first half of 2012. Over the past five years, AT&T invested more than $115 billion into operations and into acquiring spectrum and other assets that have enhanced wireless and wired networks.
As of Jan. 9, AT&T's best cell phone coverage in Adams County radiated out from the villages of Peebles, Seaman, Winchester, West Union and Manchester. Approximately two-thirds of Adams County had Internet service with 4G. The eastern and southeastern parts of the the county had no service.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in southwest Ohio or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.