BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com)(media advisory) — AT&T* is expanding 4G LTE coverage and capacity for its South Florida customers. The company has activated four new cell sites and added extra capacity to another 62 in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Since the start of the year, AT&T has turned on 31 new sites in South Florida.
New cell sites in Miami-Dade and Broward counties are expanding coverage and capacity east of I-95 on N.E. 191stStreet in Miami, and between Powerline Road and I-95 north of Copans Road in Pompano Beach.
In Palm Beach County, two new cell sites are expanding coverage and capacity in southeast Wellington and in Boca near Yamato Road and Ocean Mist drive, west of State Road 7 / 441.
The capacity upgrades involved adding new layers of frequency to the cell sites. 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 areas benefitting from the additional mobile Internet capacity include:
· Doral, Hialeah, Olympia Heights, Homestead, North Miami Beach, Miami Shores, Sweetwater, South Miami, and Kendall in Miami-Dade County;
· Plantation, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Parkland, and Coral Springs in Broward County; and
· Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter in Palm Beach County.
“As part of the South Florida community, we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide an effortless wireless experience, and our investment in the local network is just one way we’re accomplishing that,” said AT&T Florida President Joe York.
The new cell sites and capacity upgrades are part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a multi-year plan to invest for growth, announced in 2012. Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers’ growing desire for high-quality, fast wireless and wired services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T is deploying small cell technology, macro cells and additional DAS, which will increase the density of our wireless network. The wireless network densification will further improve network quality and increase spectrum efficiency.
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