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AT&T Expands mobile broadband coverage in Montgomery County


New Cell Site Activated with 3G Technology in Montgomery County as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment in Local Wireless Network 

AT&TClarksville, TN – As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activation of a new 3G cell site in Montgomery County, four miles west of Clarksville.
This new 3G site will enhance wireless coverage for area residents and businesses and will connect coverage all the way down to the Cumberland River. With mobile broadband speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications.

“Enhanced service like this will help build our economy and make Montgomery County residents more productive,” said State Sen. Tim Barnes. “I am pleased to see the growth of economic development and these types of investments here in Clarksville.” «Read the rest of this article»

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AT&T Hiring for more than 100 Retail Store Positions across Tennessee


Positions Focus on Overall Customer Service Experience
in AT&T’s Company Owned Retail Stores

AT&TNashville, TN – Today AT&T announced it is hiring for more than 100 full-time and part-time retail sales consultant and sales support representative positions across Tennessee. These positions are available in AT&T’s company owned retail (COR) stores and are a result of the continued expansion of AT&T’s growing wireless segment which also includes the remodeling and expansion of AT&T’s stores.

Potential candidates will focus first on delivering a respectful and expedient customer service experience while selling AT&T products and services, handling billing and account inquiries, processing payments, reviewing account activity, discussing rate plans and features, as well as troubleshooting and answering simple technical questions about smartphones and mobile services. Potential candidates will also educate consumers on the latest AT&T wired products available for purchase.

“It is great to see that companies like AT&T are bringing new jobs to our state,” said Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey. “This news just reinforces that we must continue to make the volunteer state an attractive place for business investment, because it results in the creation of jobs.” «Read the rest of this article»

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AT&T Invests nearly $200 million in its Tennessee Networks


AT&T Nashville, TN – In just the first six months of this year, AT&T* invested nearly $200 million in its wireless and wireline networks to continue improving service for customers in Tennessee. Upgrades to the AT&T wireless network included new cell sites, expanded mobile broadband coverage and increased 3G capacity. The investment also included upgrades to the AT&T wireline infrastructure, such as expanded AT&T U-verse® services, additional AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots, and extended reach of broadband services.

AT&T customers are seeing the results of this investment with faster mobile broadband speeds and strong reliability, according to the latest round of comprehensive drive testing by Global Wireless Solutions Inc. (GWS).  This GWS testing showed that AT&T maintained the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, connected more than 98 percent of calls on the first attempt, and carried 98.65 percent of calls to completion, a difference of less than one call out of 1,000 from the only higher-scoring provider.

AT&T State President Gregg Morton said AT&T’s local investment creates many advantages for the people of Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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AT&T works to boost mobile broadband capabilities across Tennessee


Plans Call for Addition of More Than 20 New Cell Sites and the Expansion of Backhaul to Increase Wireless Network Capacity

NASHVILLE AT&T* today unveiled its Tennessee wireless network investment plans for 2010, which include the addition of more than 20 new cell sites and the upgrade of approximately 525 additional cell sites to 3G throughout the state.

The planned wireless network enhancement strategy is part of AT&T’s 2010 wireline and wireless capital investment, which is expected to be in the $18 billion to $19 billion range company-wide, an increase of between 5 and 10 percent over 2009. This planned amount also includes an increase of about $2 billion in capital expenditures for wireless and backhaul related to AT&T’s wireless network.  This planned level of investment is framed by the expectation that regulatory and legislative decisions relating to the telecom sector will continue to be sensitive to investment.

Rep. Kent Williams, Speaker of the House, TN General Assembly

“We continue to work at creating a favorable state-wide environment that encourages business investment,” said Kent Williams, Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives. “Expanding the telecommunications network in Tennessee provides consumers with more choices and businesses with more tools to compete.”

Today’s announcement builds on AT&T’s 2009 wireless investment, during which it added nearly 75 new cell sites in Tennessee and upgraded more than 75 existing sites to 3G. From 2007 through 2009, AT&T’s total capital investment in its Tennessee wireless and wireline networks was more than $1 billion. «Read the rest of this article»

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AT&T investment delivers improved wireless network experience in Clarksville and Hopkinsville


Network investments to date providing area customers with enhanced voice calling experience

AT&T* today released Clarksville and Hopkinsville, Kentucky network investment and expansion details that have contributed to customers benefiting from the nation’s fastest 3G network and an unsurpassed low local dropped call rate – one of the most common measures of wireless performance – according to drive test data collected by third-party independent wireless engineering firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS).

“AT&T is committed to providing our customers with the very best possible network experience to complement our line-up of the most popular wireless devices that is unmatched in the industry,” said AT&T Tennessee and Kentucky Vice President and General Manager Jim Thorpe.  “Since 2007 through the third quarter of 2009 we have invested nearly $8.7 million in the Clarksville and Hopkinsville network to advance our goal of providing customers with a wireless experience that is second to none.”

More than twice the number of smartphone customers have chosen AT&T over its nearest competitor.  AT&T is investing billions of dollars in its wireless network companywide in 2009 alone.  Clarksville and Hopkinsville area network enhancements include initiatives to improve speed, capacity and coverage. «Read the rest of this article»

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