AT&T Boosts 3G Coverage for Customers in North Florida

AT&T Boosts 3G Coverage for Customers in North Florida


ORLANDO — AT&T customers wanting faster data speeds to surf the net, download ringtones, play games and send emails faster are now getting it from the latest 3G expansions throughout North and Central Florida.

The company has added third-generation (3G) wireless technology to more than 115 cell sites since the start of the year. The added capacity in more areas makes it possible for customers to take advantage of high-speed services and cutting-edge 3G devices like the LG Vu, the Samsung Impression and the BlackBerry Bold, or perhaps one of AT&T’s new netbooks.

Since January, AT&T has expanded its 3G network in Cape Canaveral, Daytona, Gainesville, Melbourne, Ocala, Panama City and Tallahassee.  The network upgrades work to improve quality and coverage for those traveling in the following Northwest Florida areas:

  •     Panama City: Callaway Bayou, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Parker, Southport, West Bay, and Vicksburg;
  •     Tallahassee: Midway, Chaires, Bethel, Woodville, Centerville, Bradfordville, and Norfleet.


“Our goal is to add 3G service in new areas throughout North and Central Florida and to boost network capacity where we already have this technology in place,” said Jennifer Van Buskirk, vice president and general manager, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets for Central and North Florida. “We continually upgrade our network so that our customers have the best experience every time they make a call, check an e-mail or surf the Internet on their AT&T device.”

From 2006 to 2008, AT&T’s total capital investment in Florida was more than $3 billion. In 2009, AT&T is investing between $17 billion and $18 billion nationally in total capital expenditures, about two-thirds of which is devoted to network enhancements and expansions. The investment in its 3G wireless broadband network is part of AT&T’s ongoing effort to build the broadband networks – both wireless and wired – that will create jobs and fuel economic growth and enable its customers to access the content, applications and services that matter most to them.