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AT&T 4G LTE Available In Kingsport And Bristol

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AT&T 4G LTE Available In Kingsport And Bristol

AT&T* has turned on the nation's fastest 4G LTE network** in Kingsport and Bristol in Sullivan County, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T now offers 4G LTE service in the Tri-Cities area, which also includes Johnson City.

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 LTE smartphones 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.

AT&T invested nearly $1.4 billion in its Tennessee wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.

"Sullivan County is thriving and is a great place to do business," said Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey. "This announcement proves that updating our laws to keep up with changing technology pays off. AT&T's investment and launch of 4G LTE reflects their confidence in our county and adds next generation capabilities for our businesses, travelers and consumers."

"This is an investment for the future in Sullivan County," said State Representative Jon Lundberg. "In an information driven economy, the ability for the people of Kingsport and Bristol to have access to the latest communications technology is critical."

"Consumers now have access to 4G LTE which is simply wonderful news for the residents in all of the Kingsport area," said State Representative Tony Shipley.

"As we all rely on mobile Internet more and more, the launch of 4G LTE is good news for our area," said State Representative Timothy Hill. "With the addition of this infrastructure, our region becomes even more attractive to potential employers."

"Communications infrastructure is critical to economic development," said Steve Godsey, Mayor of Sullivan County. "Today's announcement is just another reason that Sullivan County is a great place to create jobs."

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