DETROIT — AT&T Inc. said Tuesday it has upgraded two mobile Internet cell sites in Detroit and Romulus to expand the company’s 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses.
The network enhancement adds new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to the two Wayne County communities. Faster speeds can be found in Detroit near Campus Martius at Woodward Avenue, north of Michigan Avenue, and in Romulus in the areas of Shook and Goddard roads.
In addition, two new 4G LTE cell sites were activated in Detroit, improving service near Greenfield Road and West Chicago Avenue and near Conner Avenue and East McNichols Road.
AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Detroit in September 2012. The company says the new cell sites are one part of its ongoing efforts to expand 4G LTE coverage and to drive investment and innovation to deliver the nation’s best, most advanced mobile Internet experience for customers.
This launch is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP, a three-year investment plan announced in 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.
From 2008 to 2013, AT&T invested more than $140 billion into its wireless and wireline networks, and has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company during that time.