AT&T customers in the Smith Mountain Lake area now have access to its mobile Internet network thanks to upgrades to its cell sites. Customers can view AT&T’s coverage map here.
Here is the press release from AT&T.
ROANOKE,VA, Jan. 15, 2013 — AT&T* today announced the availability of its mobile Internet network around Smith Mountain Lake, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and applications to customers in the area.
AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of the mobile Internet, offering powerful and flexible connectivity, a wide range of smartphone and other device options, and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and Internet experience.
“Demand for wireless speed is growing rapidly, and these network enhancements by Smith Mountain Lake are just the latest examples of AT&T’s significant infrastructure investment,” said J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Mid-Atlantic. “As Roanoke residents escape to the lake for a fun day of leisure, we want to ensure they remain connected via their mobile devices.”
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 205 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 140 major cruise ships, as well as mobile Internet services in more than 145 countries.
AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 31,000 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.
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 five years, AT&T invested more than $115 billion into operations and into acquiring spectrum and other assets that have enhanced our wireless and wired networks. Since 2007, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. “Investment Heroes.”
For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Clifton Forge, Covington or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.