AT&T: Expands mobile broadband network to Menomonie

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Jim Greer, AT&T Wisconsin

Office: 608-252-2846

Mobile: 414-520-6398

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Local Wireless Network Upgrade Extends Access to Advanced Products, Services and Applications

MENOMONIE, WI., DEC. 21, 2011 — AT&T* today announced the availability of its mobile broadband network in the Menomonie area, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers, including those who live, work and travel in Menomonie, Bloomer, Mondovi, Colfax, Elk Mound, Rock Falls, New Auburn and the Interstate 94 corridor.

AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience. In the first 6 months of 2011, AT&T invested over $100 million in its wireless and wireline networks across the state.

“We want customers to have an extraordinary experience wherever they access our network., We’re always looking for opportunities to provide an enhanced customer experience and this investment in the local wireless network in Menomonie is just one way we’re accomplishing that,” said Scott VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin.

AT&T’s mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile broadband services in more than 130 countries.

“Demand for wireless bandwidth is growing rapidly, and we want to meet that demand for our customers,” said Dave Fine, AT&T’s vice president and general manager for the Wisconsin area. “We’re excited to bring mobile broadband to Menomonie.”

AT&T also operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 29,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 190,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Wisconsin or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.

For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.