AT&T 4G LTE Available In Richmond-New Castle

RICHMOND, Ind., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* has turned on the nation’s
most reliable 4G LTE network** in Richmond and New Castle, bringing customers
the latest generation of wireless network technology. Watch here to see several
of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:

— Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster
than many other mobile Internet technologies***. Customers can stream,
download, upload and game faster than ever before.
— Reliability. AT&T has the most reliable 4G LTE network. Based on our
analysis of independent third party data, AT&T has the highest success
rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.
— Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including
new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets.
— Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the
processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how
long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you’ve sent
the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming,
two-way video calling and telemedicine.
— More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource,
and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating
more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better
network experience.
“This investment provides our citizens with access to the reliable connection
they demand and the ability to benefit from a fully connected future,” said
State Sen. Jean Leising. “In an information-driven economy, the ability to have
access to the latest communications technology is critical, and I would like to
thank AT&T for this investment in our community.”

“We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network
in Richmond and New Castle responds to what customers want from their mobile
experience — more, faster, reliably, on the best devices,” said Bill Soards,
president of AT&T Indiana.

AT&T’s 4G Network

This launch is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment
plan announced in Fall 2012 to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks.
Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers’ growing desire for
high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud-based services. As part
of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add macro cell sites nationwide by year-end 2015,
as well as deploy small cells and add Distributed Antenna Systems to increase
the density of its wireless network.

AT&T’s innovation and investment has resulted in a nationwide 4G network with
ultra-fast speeds and a consistent user experience. The great performance of
AT&T’s 4G LTE network continues to be validated by independent third-party
testing:

— Our 4G LTE service was recognized as having faster average download and
upload speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive’s most
recent 20-market speed tests — the second consecutive year that AT&T
has ranked first overall. PCWorld/TechHive also ranked AT&T’s as the
fastest combination of 3G and 4G services in the 20 cities it
tested.****
— And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s
2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study — and also swept the top
rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast,
Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.*****
AT&T’s focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes beyond
4G to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates the nation’s
largest Wi-Fi network****** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at
popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to
more than 529,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. 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.

AT&T also is a leading developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize
multiple small antennas to maximize coverage and speed within stadiums,
convention centers, office buildings, hotels and other areas where traditional
coverage methods are challenging.

Over the past six years (2008 to 2013), AT&T invested more than $140 billion
into its wireless and wireline networks, when you combine capital investment and
acquisitions of spectrum and wireless operations. Since 2008, AT&T has invested
more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a September
2013 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of
U.S. “Investment Heroes.”

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G
LTE networks. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
*** 4G LTE device and data plan required. Learn more about 4G LTE at
att.com/network.
**** PCWorld/TechHive, May 23, 2013, “AT&T clocks best overall speeds with 3G/4G
combo”.
***** PC Magazine, June 17, 2013;
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp.
****** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. A Wi-Fi enabled
device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and
locations.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the
most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T
operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States
and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of
wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader
in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any
U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.
It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s
suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced
in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by
AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://about.att.com or follow
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Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and
other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties,
and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may
affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise
statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

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