Global cellular and internet provider AT&T has activated an upgrade to bring faster speeds to nearly 100 cell sites in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, and St. Clair counties.
The bandwidth expansion provides additional capacity to the existing 4G LTE on the sites, creating increased data speeds. AT&T customers using the network should experience better service when they’re watching videos, posting to social media, or texting. Customers using upgraded towers will be using an expanded band of radio frequencies, leading to greater speeds and additional capacity.
“Our customers are living their lives on the go. We know they rely on mobile Internet every day. That’s why we’re upgrading our network for residents and businesses throughout southeast Michigan and several surrounding areas,” says Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan. “We want to help them get the most out of their mobile devices – whether they’re watching videos, texting, or using social media.”
AT&T has invested nearly $1.65 billion in its wireless and wired networks throughout Michigan from 2013-2015, driving a wide range of upgrades in reliability, coverage, speed, and performance for residents and business customers.
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