DETROIT — AT&T Inc. says it is improving its network by expanding 4G LTE capacity in parts of Oakland and Macomb counties.
The areas of improvement include Warren, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights, Farmington Hills, Fraser, Pontiac, Harrison Township and New Baltimore.
The expansion is one example of how AT&T spent $1.7 billion in improving the network across the state during the past three years.
Faster speeds and improved performance will be noticed in:
• Farmington Hills — along Farmington Road, near Walnut Lane, north of 13 Mile Road
• Ferndale — between Livernois Road and Bermuda Street, just north of 9 Mile Road
• Fraser – south of 15 Mile Road, between Hayes and Utica roads
• Harrison Township – north of Lake St. Clair Metropark, near 16 Mile Road and Jefferson Avenue
• Leonard – Rochester Road north, south of Lakeville Lake
• New Baltimore – in the area surrounding Baker Road and Washington Street
• Ortonville – west of 15 Mile Road, near Wolfe Road
• Oxford – two sites, east of M-24, south of Glaspie Street and along M-24, south of W. Oakwood Road
• Pontiac – near Dawson’s Millpond Beaudette Park, north of Telegraph Road
• Rochester Hills – near Marketplace Circle and Industrial Drive
• Sterling Heights – two sites, near 15 Mile Road, between Dequindre and Ryan roads and south of M-59, between Oleander Drive and Delco Boulevard
• Southfield – between 12 Mile and 13 Mile roads, east of Inkster Road and Northwestern Highway
• Troy – near West Big Beaver and Coolidge Highway
• Warren – two sites, north of E. 9 Mile Road, between Mound Road and Sherwood Avenue and west of M-97 near Toepfer Road and Nagel Street
• Wixom – south of Pontiac Trail, near Wixom Road
The enhancements add new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to cell sites in the are. This will create stronger Internet connections and help better manage mobile traffic.
AT&T 4G LTE is now available in Detroit, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Flint, Mount Pleasant and other areas.
AT&T invested more than $140 billion in its networks and acquisitions of wireless spectrum and operations from 2009-2014. In that time AT&T has invested more in the U.S. than any other public company.