As thousands of people converge at the Durham Fair this week, AT&T is boosting network capacity to help its customers have a great wireless experience.
The company has brought to the fair free Wi-Fi for AT&T customers, and deployed a Cell on Wheels (COW) to accommodate expected increased wirelessnetwork demands from high concentrations of smartphone users in Durham. The augmentations will helpimprove reliability and data speeds as the event runs through Sunday.
“Events like the Durham Fair generate memorable experiences that our customers willwant to share with friends and family through text messages, photos, statusupdates on social networks and calls from their mobile devices,” said John Emra, president, AT&T Connecticut. “We’ve deployed a team of network engineers that’s hard at work on local enhancements to help provide great connectivity, solid coverage and fast speeds.”
The temporary enhancements are part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to prepare for and provide the best possible mobile experience during special events like the Durham Fair. With crowds expected to reach about 200,000 attendees, AT&T’s network team has deployed a COW and Wi-Fi to support the crowd’s mobile Internet needs.
AT&T, in coordination with the Connecticut Department of Transportation, is also bringing its anti-texting and driving campaign It Can Wait to the Durham Fair.
AT&T is building its network for speed, reliability and overall performance. AT&T made strategic network architecture decisions as the company planned for 4G – taking into account what services customers would want down the line, and how they could be best served.
AT&T’s focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes beyond 4G to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 402,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. 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.
Over the past five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into its wireless andwireline networks across the country. Since 2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a July 2012report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. “Investment Heroes.”
For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Connecticut 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.
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**A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.