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AT&T brings mobile broadband network to Heritage Lake

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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."

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Does State Senator Connie Lawson know about Clay County Rural Telephone Cooperative d/b/a Endeavor Communications and the telecommunication services (fiber optic voice,internet and cable TV) they already provide in Cloverdale and Heritage Lake?

Once again, the big companies get all the glory.

-- Posted by Lookout on Thu, Apr 28, 2011, at 9:14 AM

The speed of the AT&T network is nearly the same as that currently achieved on CCRTC/Endeavor. Hopefully this additional provider will force competition and cause CCRTC to either decrease cost or increase service speeds. Delivering fiber to the home user means the backend exists to provider faster, cheaper and better service; why Endeavor chooses to throttle the service is unexplainable. Compare the service availability and costs between Comcast, Verizon, BrightHouse and Cox Communications and it quickly becomes apparent that Endeavor is purposefully pricing their services high. Could that be because there is a lack of competition?

-- Posted by robmonty on Thu, Apr 28, 2011, at 3:04 PM

This is great news! As a Realtor in the area, it is very well appreciated. Too many times, buyers get lost trying to find a home and cannot communicate with anyone to find the right house.

It's always a great time to buy at Heritage Lake! www.TagHeritageLake.com

-- Posted by HeritageLake on Fri, Apr 29, 2011, at 9:20 PM

AT&T is great when it comes to mobile broadband and texting but I live 2 miles from Heritage Lake and couldnt make a phone CALL from my cell phone to save my live.I can text and facebook and surf the web but cant make a PHONE CALL. Its all BS.

-- Posted by dcsaiht on Mon, May 2, 2011, at 3:16 PM

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