AT&T boosts mobile Internet coverage in Franklin, Michigan

Posted On Friday, 29 May 2015 20:00 Written by
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AT&T has boosted its mobile Internet coverage in Franklin by installing a new antenna system that will give customers stronger connections throughout the community. 

The network upgrade, called an Outdoor Distributed Antenna System (oDAS), consists of strategically placed antennas that distribute AT&T’s wireless network coverage to more than 4,500 people in a four square mile boundary of Franklin: Lone Pine Road to the north, Telegraph Road on the east, 13 Mile Road to the south and Inkster Road on the west. It can provide better, more consistent wireless coverage to customers, so they don’t have to worry about their service getting stuck in a traffic jam of other people’s calls, texts and posts.

“We want our customers to have a great network experience wherever they are, no matter what they’re doing – whether that’s making a call, sharing pictures on social media, downloading apps or surfing the Internet,” said Jim Murray, president, AT&T Michigan. “We’re continuing to invest in our wireless network to help customers better enjoy their devices while they’re in Franklin.”

AT&T constantly invests in its network to give customers the high-quality services they need to stay connected. In addition to DAS, AT&T is adding the latest in network technology, such as small cells, to ensure customers have wireless service where they need it most.

DAS technology helps improve customers’ wireless service by shortening the distance a request must travel. It’s also expected to help improve call reliability and mobile Internet access to help customers make the most of their AT&T devices.

These investments help to ensure that Franklin residents get the best possible experience over the AT&T network, whether at home, at work or on the go.

“The Franklin DAS is a huge win for the Detroit AT&T network, as well as our customers,” said Paul Potts, area manager, AT&T Michigan. “The introduction of UTMS and LTE in the Franklin area will give the community with excellent service for years to come.”

Over the past six years (2009-2014), AT&T invested more than $140 billion including investments in its wireless and wireline networks, acquisitions of wireless spectrum and operations.

Matt M. Myftiu

Matt Myftiu has been a journalist for two decades with a focus on technology, NASCAR and autos.

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