How’s your cell coverage?
Noticed a difference in AT&T’s network coverage in the Fredericksburg area?
The carrier wants Fredericksburg area consumers to know that it’s been working to improve service here.
So today it launched a new online tool http://att.com/DCNetwork that allows customers to click through to see the improvements made to its network in the Fredericksburg area.
- Number of new cell sites: 1 in the past 2 years
- Capacity upgrades: 3 in the past 2 years
- Network connection upgrades: 15 in the past 2 years
- Total number of upgrades: 19 in the past 2 years
AT&T spokeswoman Audrey Chang said the tool also provides the opportunity to compare Fredericksburg to neighboring communities “to see how your friends are faring.”
Let us know how what you think. Has service improved? Are there holes?
Press release below:
AT&T LAUNCHES MICROSITE FOR WASHINGTON DC AREA TO SHOW UP-TO-DATE LOCAL NETWORK UPGRADES
Beginning today, Washingtonians can see network enhancements in Washington, DC and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs by simply visiting the new “focus: Washington DC” microsite. Updated weekly, the microsite provides an unparalleled view, unlike any other in the industry, of what AT&T is doing to enhance the customer experience.
Visitors to the microsite will see a map of the greater Washington DC area, and they are prompted to select the city or town they’re most interested in exploring.
The hyper-local map displays neighborhood-level network enhancements made by AT&T since the beginning of 2011. Enhancements include new cell sites, capacity upgrades and network connection upgrades. The focus: Washington DC microsite interactive map is also optimized for most mobile devices.
In the greater Washington DC area, from the beginning of 2011 through June 12, 2012, AT&T has:
- Built nearly 30 new cell sites, providing more bars in the area.
- Added nearly 700 carriers to increase spectrum on area cell sites, providing extra capacity to reduce dropped calls and improve service quality at busy times.
- Expanded more than 800 network connections with enhanced backhaul (e.g. fiber lines) at area cell sites, helping reduce dropped calls and enable 4G data speeds for compatible devices.