As part of its continuing investment in its South Florida mobile Internet network, AT&T has upgraded 46 cell sites with additional capacity and added LTE technology to six sites to expand 4G LTE coverage and improve voice and data connectivity for customers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The capacity upgrades involved adding new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to 46 cell sites in the tri-county area. The additional capacity makes it possible for the cell sites to accommodate more traffic, which helps improve the performance of mobile Internet data and voice connectivity for customers.
The LTE upgrades to six cell sites will expand 4G LTE coverage for customers and provide faster mobile Internet speeds — up to 10 times faster than 3G, and improved performance and reliability.
In Miami-Dade County, the extra capacity added to 22 cell sites is benefiting the areas of Miami, Palmetto Bay, Kendall, Homestead, Opa-Locka, West Miami, Aventura, Miami Shores, Hialeah, and North Miami. Additionally, an LTE upgrade to a site in Miami is expanding 4G LTE coverage along S. U.S. Highway 41/Tamiami Trail.
In Broward County, three cell sites upgraded with LTE technology are expanding 4G LTE coverage in the areas of Mile Marker 53 on I-75 in Fort Lauderdale; along West Sunrise Boulevard and Panthers Parkway in Sunrise; and along Alligator Alley, west of Weston. The capacity upgrades to 15 cell sites in Broward are benefiting the areas of Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Margate, Coconut Creek, and Oakland Park.
In Palm Beach County, LTE upgrades made to two cell sites are expanding 4G LTE coverage in West Palm Beach, and Boynton Beach. Capacity upgrades to nine sites in the county are benefiting the areas of Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, and Pahokee.
“As part of the South Florida community, we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide an enhanced customer experience, and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we’re accomplishing that,” said AT&T Florida President Marshall Criser, lll.
These investments help to ensure that South Florida residents continue to enjoy the best possible experience over the AT&T network, whether at home, at work or on the go. The great performance of AT&T’s 4G LTE network continues to be validated.