DETROIT — AT&T Inc. said Monday that it is now covering more of St. Clair County with it 4G network.
The company said it upgraded two cell sites, one each on Harsens Island and Marine City. The improvements will make the cell sites stronger in order to handle more traffic, resulting in faster speeds and more reliable service.
The upgrades are at along M-154 and Yokes Road on Harsens Island and at King Road and Marine City Highway in Marine City.
Similar upgrades were also made at 12 cell sites in Grand Rapids.
The improvements took place at the following sites:
• Along Eastern Avenue SE, between Hall Street and Burton Street SE.
• North of Michigan Street NE: between Fuller and Plymouth Avenues; between Monroe and College Avenues; near the Grand Rapids Public Museum and also west of US-131 near Alpine Ave. NW
• Near Godfrey and Grandville Avenues
• South of Michigan, near Fulton Street
• South of Fulton Street, near Eastern Avenue SE
• Along M-90, near E. Paris Ave. SE and south of Burton Street, SE
• South of M-11, near 29th Street SE
• At Knapp Street NE and Fuller Ave NE
• East of Cordes Avenue NW, north of 4 Mile Road NW
• At 36th Street SE, near Kraft Avenue SE
• Near Rivertown Parkway and Ivanrest Avenue SW
• Near the Ken O Sha Industrial Park, at Eastern Avenue SE and 32nd Street SE
AT&T launched 4G LTE in Grand Rapids in December 2012. The company says it invested nearly $175 million in its wireless and wired networks in Grand Rapids between 2012 through 2014, part of a $1.7 billion investment in Michigan. This drives a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.
Over the last 6 years (2009-2014), AT&T invested nearly $140 billion including investments in its wireless and wireline networks and acquisitions of wireless spectrum and operations. Since 2009, AT&T has invested more in the U.S. than any other public company.