HERITAGE LAKE -- On Tuesday, AT&T announced the activation of a new mobile broadband cell site and the availability of its mobile broadband network in Heritage Lake, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in eastern Putnam County.
With mobile broadband speeds, AT&T said its customers can surf the web, download files faster and enjoy the latest interactive mobile applications.
"In a time when people are dependent on wireless technology on a daily basis, it is great news that all those who live near and visit the Heritage Lake community can have greater access and connectivity,"said State Sen. Connie Lawson (R-Danville).
The new cell site is one part of AT&T's ongoing efforts to drive investment and innovation to deliver advanced mobile broadband experience for customers. Through its enhanced broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities.
"Demand for wireless bandwidth is growing rapidly, and we want to meet that demand for our customers," Brian Ducharme, general manager for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets in Indiana, said. "We're excited to bring mobile broadband to Heritage Lake.
"Our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA also represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network. In fact, this deal, if approved, means that we'll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband -- 4G LTE -- from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to 95 percent."
AT&T invested nearly $925 million in its Indiana wireless and wireline networks from 2008 through 2010. Earlier this year, AT&T announced the availability of its mobile broadband network in Cloverdale, and between Indianapolis and Terre Haute.
"AT&T understands the importance of providing fast and dependable wireless coverage for Hoosiers across the state in communities both large and small," AT&T Indiana President George S. Fleetwood said. "We're excited to make yet another investment this year in Putnam County and hope to bringing more good news soon."