AT&T flipped 3G switch in Springfield

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By Brandon Mattingly


Local residents who get cellular service through AT&T have likely noticed a big change recently, as the company has expanded its data service in Springfield.

Customers with 3G and 4G data plans through AT&T can now more easily use their mobile device’s online capabilities, including web browsing and the streaming of music and videos.
“AT&T announced the expansion of its mobile Internet network in Springfield in Washington County, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area,” said Cathy Lewandowski, senior public relations manager at AT&T Corporate Communications.
Upgrading data availability in Central Kentucky has been an emphasis for the company over the past several years, and the arrival of 3G and 4G in Springfield comes just seven months after Willisburg picked up the service as part of the company’s effort to provide service along I-65 and the Bluegrass Parkway. The addition of Springfield to the service area is a welcome surprise to local residents, as the company expressed no intentions for further expansion within the county in the near future following the Willisburg upgrade.
Lewandowski, however, pointed out that AT&T is always looking to expand and acknowledged the efforts the company has made in that area in recent years.
“AT&T also invested more than $600 million in its Kentucky wireless and wireline networks from 2009 to 2011 with a focus on improving the company’s mobile Internet coverage and overall performance of its networks,” she said.
For more information about AT&T’s data coverage in Kentucky and across the United States, visit www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer.