DETROIT — AT&T Inc. has announced upgrades on 11 cell towers on its 4G LTE network in Genesee, Shiawassee, Wayne, and Washtenaw counties to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.
The communities of Ann Arbor, Clio, Detroit, Flushing, Gibraltar, Livonia, New Boston, Owosso, Plymouth and Ypsilanti will see improvements. AT&T says the additional capacity upgrades are like adding more lanes to a highway carrying traffic from a customer’s device to the cell tower, resulting in faster speeds and more reliable service.
* Ann Arbor, Pontiac Trail at US-23
* Clio, M-57 at I-75
* Detroit, at Tireman and Central avenues
* Flushing, West Stanley Road near North McKinley Road
* Gibraltar, near West Jefferson Avenue and Woodruff Road
* Livonia, south of Seven Mile Road near I-275
* New Boston, south of South Huron River Road, west of I-275
* Owosso, two upgrades, at Palmer Street, east of M-52
* Plymouth, Ann Arbor and Haggerty roads
* Ypsilanti, at Ecorse and Wiard Roads
Said Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan: “We’re seeing increased data usage across our mobile network, especially at big events. In fact, data on our mobile network has increased about 250,000 percent since 2007, and the majority of that traffic is video.”
AT&T officials say the company has invested nearly $1.65 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Michigan between 2013 through 2015, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.
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