AT&T Completes NYC 3G Upgrade

Ainsley Jones

AT&T announced it has completed its initiative to improve the performance of its 3G wireless voice and data network through four of New York City's five boroughs. The company added new layers of frequency to more effectively manage available spectrum and increase 3G capacity. Despite the completion of this particular project, AT&T says it will continue to look for ways to improve its 3G service in the area, says CNET News.


Tom DeVito, vice president and general manger for AT&T in New York and New Jersey, said in a statement:

Our goal is pretty simple: in the city that never sleeps, we're working 24/7 to make sure our customers have a great experience every time they make a call, check e-mail, download a song or video, or surf the Internet on their AT&T device. Adding more capacity to cell sites is just one way we are doing to that.

The upgrade has steadily improved service quality over the past six months, eWEEK reports. The company also started a pilot program offering free Wi-Fi to its subscribers in Times Square. A similar upgrade is ongoing in San Francisco.

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