AT&T’s faster 4G LTE network now available in Metro Detroit
AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in Metro Detroit, bringing customers in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties the latest generation of wireless network technology.
-- 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.
-- 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.
"21st century jobs require 21st century infrastructure and that means advanced technology and fast connections," said Lt. Governor Brian Calley. "High tech investment from great partners like AT&T is helping make Michigan's economic comeback possible. Thanks to investments like these, local job makers are staying connected better and faster than ever before, helping Michigan compete in the global economy."
"We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Metro Detroit responds to what customers want from their mobile experience - more, faster, on the best devices," said Jim Murray, president, AT&T Michigan.
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.