Starting today, summer fun at the Southern (New) Jersey Shore has become hotter with AT&T’s announcement that 4G LTE is now available at Southern New Jersey Shore points. I noticed last week when I visited Cape May and Atlantic City, NJ that I had 4G LTE reception on my AT&T exclusive Nokia Lumia 920. I believe that AT&T was already testing 4G LTE in the Southern NJ Shore points at that time. The 4G LTE blanket is now covering the Philadelphia area and some parts in NJ up to exit 8 on Route 42 and it picks up again near exit 9 (Pleasantville) on the Atlantic City expressway.
Local and visiting AT&T customers can now use their 4G LTE devices like the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S 4, Blackberry Z10 or even the Apple iPhone 5 to download, upload and stream data faster than before on a 3G network. AT&T has compiled a list with all the cities where 4G LTE is currently available and there is even a cool 4G Evolution infographic. For your convenience we have added a link to 4G LTE Market/4G Evolution pdf.
Here are some more interesting facts about AT&T’s network:
- AT&T customers get the nation’s largest 4G network, which covers more than 292 million people.
- AT&T 4G LTE is now live in 278 markets.
- Over 90 percent of AT&T’s mobile data traffic now runs over enhanced backhaul that supports both HSPA+ and 4G LTE data traffic.
- AT&T 4G LTE is expected to cover 300 million people by year-end 2014.
- AT&T is the nation’s largest Wi-Fi provider, with more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots in the U.S
You won’t have to worry about being without your high speed data behind when you are heading to the Southern New Jersey Shore Points this summer. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding AT&T network? We can forward your comments, concerns to our AT&T representative.
Below is the official AT&T press release.
AT&T 4G LTE Available at Southern New Jersey Shore Points
Customers to benefit from nation’s fastest 4G LTE network on the latest devices
Ocean City , New Jersey, June 12, 2013
AT&T* has turned on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network** in Ocean City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City, North Wildwood, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Cape May and Villas, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:
- Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G***. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
- Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTEsmartphones and tablets.
- Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you’ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.
- More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.
“We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network at the shore responds to what customers want from their mobile experience — more, faster, on the best devices,” said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic.
AT&T’s 4G Network
AT&T’s innovation and investment has resulted in the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 292 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience. Our 4G LTE network delivered faster average download and upload speeds than any of our competitors inPCWorld/TechHive’s most recent 20-market speed tests.
AT&T’s 4G LTE network delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, as well as multiple innovations that optimize the network for performance. Our network’s radio components are placed close to the antenna at most cell sites, instead of inside the base station, which helps minimize power loss between the base station and antenna and, in turn, improves the performance of our 4G LTE network. The network also is designed with its core elements distributed across the country, which helps reduce latency, or the delay when using the Internet, because your request isn’t traveling as far.
Even as AT&T continues to expand its 4G LTE coverage, customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas on our 4G HSPA+ network, unlike some competitors, where smartphone customers may fall back to slower 3G technologies when outside of LTE coverage.
AT&T’s focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes beyond 4G to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network**** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 402,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. 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 nearly $98 billion into its operations across the country. Since 2008, 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.”
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Claim based on a comparison of U.S. national carriers’ average 4G LTE download speeds for Android™ and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. 4G speeds not available everywhere.
*** 4G LTE device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com/network.
****A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.