News, AT&T Alaska
AT&T* today announced that it has enhanced its 4G LTE coverage in Anchorage. As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T has upgraded several cell sites located near Fort Richardson, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River, and the Fairview area to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents.
AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Anchorage last September, and the enhanced coverage is a part of AT&T's ongoing efforts to expand 4G LTE coverage and to drive investment and innovation to deliver the best, most advanced mobile Internet experience for Alaskan customers. AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides several benefits for local residents, including faster mobile Internet speeds - up to 10 times faster than 3G ***-- improved performance and innovative new 4G LTE-compatible devices.
"AT&T is the largest wireless service provider in Alaska and investment in our local wireless network continues to be a priority," said Scott Meyers, Director of Sales, AT&T Mobility in Alaska. "We're pleased to offer 4G in more places than before."
AT&T's 4G Network
AT&T's innovation and investment has resulted in the nation's largest 4G network, covering 288 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience. That's coverage in 3,000 more 4G cities and towns than Verizon.**
AT&T's 4G LTE network delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G*** , as well as multiple innovations that optimize the network for performance. Our network's radio components are placed close to the antenna at most cell sites, instead of inside the base station, which helps minimize power loss between the base station and antenna and, in turn, improves the performance of our 4G LTE network. The network also is designed with its core elements distributed across the country, which helps reduce latency, or the delay when using the Internet, because your request isn't traveling as far.