10/18/12 AT&T Wednesday announced the expansion of its mobile Internet network in several Marshall, St. Joseph, Elkhart and Kosciusko County communities, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area. With mobile Internet speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications. Communities included in the expansion are Plymouth, Nappanee, Culver, Bremen, Argos, Bourbon, Etna Green, La Paz, Leesburg, Mentone, Milford,  Wakarusa and Wyatt; along with the Lake Maxinkuckee area.

“Access to faster wireless networks not only improves the quality of life in northern Indiana, but it also opens up new possibilities for businesses and consumers,” said State Senator Ryan Mishler.  “Enabling businesses to stay connected with their customers and suppliers around the world is critical to companies looking to grow and expand in a global economy.”

AT&T also added new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to 28 cell sites throughout Marshall, St. Joseph, Elkhart and Kosciusko counties to more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile Internet capacity. The expansion helps manage ever-growing demand for mobile Internet services by allocating more network resources for AT&T’s mobile Internet network.

“We continue to invest in the communities we serve,” said AT&T Indiana President George S. Fleetwood. “Our goal is to connect Hoosiers with their world everywhere they live and work. This investment is another step in that direction and we look forward to more good news in the coming months.”

AT&T has invested $365 million in its wireless and wired networks in Indiana through the first half of 2012.  From 2009 through 2011, AT&T invested more than $1 billion in its Indiana wireless and wireline networks.  AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of advanced mobile Internet service, devices and applications. AT&T’s customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network providing a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience with simultaneous voice and data capabilities.

AT&T’s mobile Internet network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile Internet services in more than 130 countries.

AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 30,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers across the country.  Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Kosciusko, Marshall, Elkhart and St. Joseph counties or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.

For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.