AT&T raises the bars in Waitsburg


AT&T rolls out its 4G LTE network into Waitsburg today.

The expanded coverage brings the latest generation of wireless network technology to the community.

It’s an expansion that launched in Walla Walla in January and continues across the market, said AT&T spokesman Andy Colley in an announcement.

The expansion adds no cost to current customers. Those with an existing AT&T data plan and LTE-capable devices should notice an immediate and automatic increase in speed. This should be apparent to those using mobile Internet, two-way video calling, streaming music and movies, downloading apps and files, and sharing pictures via email, plus using multimedia messaging or social networks from their smartphones or tablets.

The upgrades are part of the company’s multibillion-dollar planned investment to expand and enhance the wireless and wireline broadband services. This particular upgrade — known as Project VIP for “Project Velocity IP” — is expected to expand the network to 300 million people by the end of this year, improving Internet service quality, speed and reliability.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at 509-526-8321, or on Twitter.


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