AT&T Expands Mobile Network in the Tug Hill Region

Submitted by AT&T

REDFIELD, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2010 — As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T* today announced the activation of a new cell site serving the Tug Hill region. The new site, located just north of Camden in Redfield, will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses in the southeastern corner of Oswego County as well as parts of neighboring Lewis and Oneida counties. This expansion will also benefit customers in areas of Florence and Osceola and bring new wireless coverage to the Salmon River Reservoir.

The new site is part of AT&T’s ongoing effort to drive innovation and extend its mobile network in New York. It is also part of our ongoing investment to build the networks that will fuel economic growth and create jobs, and enable AT&T’s customers to quickly access the content, applications and services that matter most to them.

“This new Redfield cell site is part of our overall plan to bring more coverage to rural areas. More than ever before, customers look to wireless communications to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues,” said Robert Holliday, vice president and general manager for AT&T in western/upstate New York “We’re working to make this possible by adding new wireless coverage and offering exciting products to help our customers stay connected with their world, at home and on the go.”

“Delivering dependable wireless coverage for consumers and business customers who need to stay connected is our ultimate objective,” said Hal Lenox, president, AT&T New York. “Our ongoing investments will help us ensure that our customers have access to the wireless services that help drive economic growth.”

AT&T’s mobile network is based on the Global System for Mobile (GSM) standard, the most open and widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T offers data roaming in 200 countries, as well as voice calling in more than 220 countries.

AT&T also owns and operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 23,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 125,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our U.S. Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly data plans.

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in New York State or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit an AT&T Coverage Viewer. The online tool can measure the quality of coverage based on a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.

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