DETROIT — AT&T Inc. says it has expanded its high-speed 4G LTE network into several new areas in Michigan.
AT&T says it’s expanding its coverage in Saginaw, Midland and Bay counties. And there were expansions in northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula as well.
In the Great Lakes Bay area, AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes faster speeds for portions of Rhodes, Freeland, Auburn, Munger, Midland and Bay City. Among the locations where the improvements will be most noticeable is in the city of Midland, between Wheeler and Wilder roads and along US-10, north of Salzburg Road in Auburn. The faster network also now covers Reese in Saginaw County, in the area east of M-15 near Wilder and N. Block roads. In Bay County, improvements include the area south of Townline 16 and west of N. Sweden roads.
AT&T also announced an expansion of the 4G LTE network in northern Lower Michigan’s Missaukee County. Coverage now includes Lake City and Manton along M-42 and east of M-66.
And finally, AT&T announced an expansinon of 4G LTE in the Upper Peninsula’s Chippewa and Mackinac counties. Coverage now includes areas of Kinross along M-123, Newberry where M-123 and M-28 intersect and I-75 near Simmons and Charles Moran roads in St. Ignace.
This expansion is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP, a three-year investment plan announced in Fall 2012 to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add macro cell sites nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as deploy small cells and add Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.