AT&T Promises Better Cellular Service, Speeds

Company plans to make $160 million worth of improvements to Chicago area

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011  |  Updated 6:23 PM CDT
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AT&T said it plans on installing 35 new cell sites in the Chicago area to increase network coverage as part of the company’s $19 billion nationwide investment plan.

The company will dedicate $160 million in improvements in metropolitan Chicago.

AT&T said about 500 Chicago area cell sites will have 4G network speed by the end of the year. It also will add mobile capacity, allowing more cellphones to connect through a single cell site.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation last session that removed regulation that hindered wireless and broadband communication expansion.

The Chicago Democrat said the legislation helped bring more investment from companies like AT&T.

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