Today, AT&T announced it has invested more than $825 million from 2010 through 2012 to enhance data speeds, network reliability and performance for customers in the Washington, DC area.
Since their foray into LTE in 2010, AT&T has made made nearly 950 wireless network upgrades in the DC area. These updates include activating new cell sites, adding capacity, upgrading cell sites with LTE and adding or upgrading antenna systems, which boost wireless coverage and capacity in buildings and at major venues.
“We know the mobile Internet has become central to our customers’ lives, and we’re committed to driving both investment and innovation to deliver the best possible experience over the AT&T network,” said Rob Forsyth, AT&T vice president and general manager for the greater Washington, DC/Baltimore area. “While third-party and internal testing shows that these investments are paying off with excellent service for Washington, DC area customers, we are continually planning and deploying network enhancements to improve service in the future.”
If you are worried about dropping calls, the AT&T network kept 99 percent of all Washington-area wireless calls connected in the fourth quarter of 2012 (October through December). If that isn't good enough, AT&T plans to expand their 4G LTE coverage to more than 300 million people by year-end 2014.
Of the numerous AT&T devices I have reviewed, I have experience great results from the LTE network in the DC area. I am currently using the Unite for mobile broadband so stay tuned for my thoughts on "LTE on the go".