DETROIT — AT&T Inc. said it expanding its 4G LTE wireless high-speed service in several areas across Michigan.
The expansions and improvements are taking its place in the
* In Clare and Mecosta counties in mid-Michigan. AT&T
launched 4G LTE in Mt. Pleasant in October 2013 and Midland
in February 2014, and this expanded coverage is part of its
ongoing rollout across the area. The improvements will be
noticeable in the Farwell area near M-115 and north of W. North
County Line Road, and farther west in Stanwood, along and
around 12 Mile Road and M-20.
* In Huron County in Michigan’s Thumb. AT&T launched 4G LTE
in Saginaw in May 2013, and this expanded coverage is part of
its ongoing rollout across the area. In Bad Axe, at M-142 and
M-53, customers will notice an improved and faster network.
Also, those who live or work near Sebewaing, along Owendale
Road, east of M-25, will have a similar experience.
* Mobile internet service has been launched in Flint, Clarkston
and Washtenaw County’s Superior Township, extending access
for advanced mobile services, devices and applications to
customers in the area. In Flint, the network improvements will be
most noticed around I-69 and Bristol Road. The technology
upgrades in Clarkston are around I-75, south of Clintonville
Road. And the area of south of Geddes Road and east of North
Harris Road is where the improvements were made in Superior
* In Tuscola County in Michigan’s Thumb. Improvements in 4G
LTE coverage will be noticeable in Millington, between Millington
and Birch Run roads; in Caro along M-81, near Van Geisen
Road and in Marysville at M-46 and M-24, near Cat Lake Road.
In Huron’s Elkton community, network improvements were made
in the area of M-142 between West Richardson and Geiger
roads. In Minden, located in Sanilac County, the technology
upgrades are most noticeable at Bay City-Forestville and Ruth
* Mobile internet service was expanded in Crawford County in northern Lower Michigan. The improvements will be noticeable along Old Highway 612, Crapo Lake Road and Lovells Road.
* Mobile internet service was added in several areas of the Upper Peninsula. In Marquette, there is enhanced coverage to the northern part of the Marquette area, including the Northern Michigan University campus. Improved coverage will be noticed at Sugar Loaf Avenue, near County Road 442 and along Presque Isle Avenue and Center Street. Other network upgrades were made in Thompson, along US-2, south of County Road 442, and in Rock, along M-35, west of US-41.
The upgrades are part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a
multi-year plan to invest for growth, announced in 2012. 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 to improve network quality and increase spectrum efficiency.
AT&T invested $1.7 billion in its Michigan wireless and
wired networks from 2011 through 2013. For information on AT&T wireless coverage, visit www.att.com/maps/wireless-coverage.html.