The definition of broadband services is changing. Wi-Fi and broadband was once about a high speed connection to the Internet at home. Now it's about a connection wherever you need it. Having said that…
AT&T today announced the activation of two new cell sites in Miami and a new site in Boca Raton.
The new Miami cell sites are expanding 4G LTE coverage and capacity along Biscayne Boulevard and Federal Highway near Biscayne and 50th Street, and along N. Miami Avenue and N.W. 3rd Avenue in the downtown business district.
“Broadband technology is increasingly vital for economic success in today’s economy, both for businesses and for individuals,” said Larry K. Williams, President & CEO of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development organization. “It helps create jobs and new educational opportunities, both of which are essential for keeping our economy moving and our area and state growing.”
The new Boca Raton site is expanding 4G LTE coverage and capacity in the residential area between S.W. 18th Street and Camino Real and Powerline Road and S. Military Trail.
Year-to-date, AT&T has turned up 35 cell sites in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. Here’s the breakout by county:
- Miami-Dade County: 15 in the cities of Miami Beach, Miami, Hialeah, Homestead, North Bay Village, Kendall, and Palmetto Bay
- Broward County: 10 in the cities of Davie, Margate, Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, North Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Fort Lauderdale
- Palm Beach County: 9 in the cities of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee, West Palm Beach, and Riviera Beach
- St. Lucie County: 1 in Port St. Lucie
AT&T’s 2014 South Florida 4G LTE network upgrades are part of the company’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan announced in fall 2012 to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers’ growing desire for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud-based services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add macro cell sites nationwide year-end 2015, as well as deploy small cells and add Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.
If you’ve the need for speed, guys and gals, it’s here.