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AT&T Answers the Need for Speed in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware

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  1. Ironwalt

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    Press Release Source: AT&T Inc.


    AT&T Answers the Need for Speed in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware
    Tuesday November 27, 12:01 am ET
    Company Expands Wireless Broadband Network to Deliver Supercharged Access to Mobile Applications and Interactive Content


    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T - News) has announced that customers who live and travel through eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware now have more options in how, when and where they can access the Internet, use e-mail or view a variety of entertainment services.

    With the addition of 300 third-generation (3G) cell sites, AT&T has further expanded its broadband mobile network in Philadelphia -- and other parts of eastern Pennsylvania -- Wilmington, Del., and Trenton, N.J.

    AT&T's 3G network in Philadelphia now includes Kennett Square, Concordville, West Chester, Exton, Downington, Phoenixville, Collegeville, Montgomeryville, Warmister, Newtown, Chalfont and Doyleston. In eastern Pennsylvania, AT&T customers can enjoy mobile broadband services in Harrisburg, Hershey, Carlisle, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. In southern New Jersey, the 3G network now reaches Paulsboro, Blackwood, Willingboro, Hamilton and Lawrenceville. In Delaware, AT&T's 3G network has been turned on in New Castle, Middletown, Talleyvile, Claymont and Elsmere.

    Locally, the company has invested nearly $500 million on wireless network enhancements to expand coverage, add capacity and expand its 3G network in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware over the past three years. Nationally, AT&T has spent $18 billion on wireless network upgrades during that same time period.

    "We are staying ahead of the growing demand for fast, dependable wireless broadband access to feature-rich Internet content, such as streaming video," said Dan Lafond, vice president and general manager for AT&T's wireless unit in Pennsylvania. "Our goal is to ensure that AT&T customers have the very best wireless experience possible -- which means unmatched coverage and quality of service."

    "Having access to high speed services like AT&T's 3G service is important to businesses and residents throughout southern New Jersey," said Maxine Ballen, president and CEO, New Jersey Technology Council. "In our increasingly mobile society, mobile broadband services will make New Jersey an even more attractive place to live, work and do business. I'm pleased AT&T has made this commitment." The New Jersey Technology Council provides business support and advocacy to its member technology companies.

    The 3G network also provides the simultaneous delivery of voice and data -- a capability not offered by all wireless providers. An example of a unique 3G service is AT&T's Video Share, which enables users to share live video over wireless phones while carrying on a voice call. For example, Video Share customers are able to participate on a conference call from their 3G device while they download a presentation or access the Internet.

    "Imagine the thrill of using your wireless phone to show grandparents in Arizona their grandson's winning touchdown in Allentown," said Lafond. "Being able to share 'what I see, when I see it' is a benefit of Video Share and the 3G network. It's another example of how advanced wireless services are enhancing our everyday lives."

    Benefits of the AT&T 3G Network

    AT&T's 3G network uses HSDPA/UMTS (High Speed Downlink Packet Access/Universal Mobile Telephone System) technology. The company's 3G network is also based on the GSM (Global Systems for Mobile Communications) standard, the most widely used technology in the world. More than 2.6 billion people use wireless devices powered by GSM -- representing more than 85 percent of the world's wireless users. The company's wireless broadband network is available in more than 220 U.S. major metropolitan areas and is continuing to expand to additional markets. The 3G network is also available in almost every major country, so customers can use their handsets almost anywhere they go.

    When customers leave AT&T's growing 3G service footprint, they automatically convert to AT&T's EDGE (Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Evolution) network without dropping the call or data connection. The company's EDGE network is the largest high speed wireless data network in the country and is available in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along 40,000 miles of highways and secondary roads.

    Customers who use a GSM phone, such as those offered by AT&T, can take their device with them when they travel abroad and benefit from worldwide access enabled by the GSM standard. AT&T subscribers have the ability to browse the Web and perform other data functions in more than 135 countries, and they can make a phone call in more than 190 countries and territories.

    Note: This AT&T release and other news announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at AT&T Corporate Information - News Room.

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T - News) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at Wireless, DSL Internet, satellite TV Services and Phone | AT&T.

    © 2007 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at AT&T Corporate Information - News Room.




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    Bayville, N.J., Residents to Benefit from Verizon Wireless Network Expansion
    Thursday December 6, 10:29 am ET
    Investing to Stay Ahead of Growing Demand for Wireless Calling, Data Access, and Music


    BAYVILLE, N.J., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in Bayville, Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network, has expanded its network with a new cell site. The new site increases coverage and capacity along Route 9 from Sylvan Lake Boulevard to Serpentine Drive, on Maryland Avenue west to Western Boulevard, and on Eugene Fury Boulevard east to the coast.

    This network expansion is part of the company's aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year (more than $1 billion every 90 days) to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services. The company has invested more than $170 million this year to enhance and expand its network in southeastern, central and northeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, bringing the network investment in the region to more than $1 billion since 2000.

    Verizon Wireless has invested more than $40 billion over the last seven years -- $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed -- into its national wireless network as part of its commitment to offer customers the most reliable service available, including wireless data services such as picture messaging, text messaging, and the company's exclusive V CAST service. V CAST brings video clips of TV shows, music on demand and other multimedia services to wireless phones over Verizon Wireless' high-speed EV-DO network. Verizon Wireless's high-speed third generation wireless broadband network has been enhanced with EV-DO Rev. A technology. This enhancement allows customers who use the company's flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, to interact with Web-based applications, download music over-the-air, access to e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet, and more at speeds that are eight to nine times faster than before. For example, BroadbandAccess customers with Rev. A compatible devices can now expect average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps, which means customers can download a 1 megabyte e-mail attachment -- the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file -- in about eight seconds and upload the same sized file in less than 13 seconds.

    Strong demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the third quarter of 2007 as the company reported 1.6 million net customer additions. For the 12th consecutive quarter, Verizon Wireless also led the wireless industry in customer loyalty. The company posted a churn (customer turnover) rate of 1.3%, well below the rate reported by the other major wireless carriers.

    Verizon Wireless tests its network and those of its competitors to ensure the Verizon Wireless network remains the nation's most reliable. Nationally, Verizon Wireless' real-life test men and women drive 98 specially equipped vehicles almost 1,000,000 miles annually on Interstate, U.S. and state highways as well as major roads and surface streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts, to determine if voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ - News) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD - News News). Find more information on the Web at Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, Cell Phone Accessories - Verizon Wireless. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.




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