DETROIT — AT&T Inc. has added new service areas throughout Michigan and upgraded service for its 4G LTE high-speed wireless data network.
The company said it had turned on the service in the Sault Ste. Marie area in the eastern Upper Peninsula. The coverage upgrade is most noticeable surrounding M-129 near West Easterday, East Portage and Marquette avenues. The network also will post faster speeds south of West Three Mile Road near I-75.
AT&T also expanded its 4G LTE service area in northeast Lower Michigan’s Iosco County. Those who live in Tawas City will most notice the improved speeds, in areas north and south of M-55 between Greenwood and Bischoff roads.
The company also expanded its 4G LTE network into Charlevoix and Emmet counties. Included are AT&T coverage now includes parts of Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Improved coverage will be noticed in several areas, including along M-119, east and west of US-31 and near Pickerel Lake, Mitchell and Sheridan roads.
AT&T also fired up 4G LTE service in the Adrian area of southeast Lower Michigan’s Lenawee County.
AT&T also upgraded a mobile Internet cell site in Pinckney to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses. Customers can now enjoy faster speeds in Pinckney in the area of west Huron River Drive and along Dexter-Pinckney Road and north of the Hudson Mills Metropark.
And the company said it had upgraded four mobile Internet cell sites in Jackson and Calhoun counties to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses. Those who live and work in Calhoun County will notice the increased speeds in Albion, especially along Michigan Avenue and M-99 north and west of the city. Improvements were also made in the southern portion of the city of Marshall. And in Jackson County, the faster speed will be noticed in Grass Lake and surrounding areas, including east of M-99 and north of Erie Road and along I-94, north of Greenwood Road and west of Willis Road.
AT&T also announced it had lit up an additional 251 multi-tenant office buildings in the Detroit area with its “fiber to the building” program, making fiber-based broadband services available to more than 5,000 area businesses.
The effort is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP, an investment plan to expand and enhance the company’s wireless and wireline IP broadband networks, including deploying its fiber network to an additional 1 million business customer locations in its wireline service area by year-end 2015.
Under the fiber to the building program, Detroit businesses in these AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings have access to an expanded array of security, network and cloud-based services, all of which ride on the fiber network. Connections are available at up to 40 gigabits per second download.
For more information about AT&T’s fiber to the building program, visit www.att.com/fiberreadybuilding.