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AT&T rolls out 4G speed in Augusta

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AT&T announced Thurs­day that its network in the Augusta area has been upgraded to 4G speed.

The high-speed network was rolled out in Atlanta and Athens in 2011, said Ann Elsas, a communications manager with AT&T Strategic Communications. The upgrade was made in Macon, Savannah and Brunswick in the past few weeks, she said.

Elas said 4G is capable of speeds 10 times faster than the 3G network. AT&T should be finished deploying 4G nationwide by year’s end.

Elas said she did not have a specific number of devices in the area that can take advantage of 4G.

AT&T is two years behind its chief competitor in launching a fourth-generation network. Verizon Wire­less made 4G available in the Augusta area in July 2011. T-Mobile also offers 4G in Augusta.

Sprint spokeswoman Kris­tin Wallace said the company has rolled out 4G in Atlanta and other large cities, such as Dallas, Houston and Kansas City, but not in smaller markets such as Augusta. No time frame for upgrading Augusta has been announced.

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TakeAHike
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TakeAHike 03/14/13 - 05:30 pm
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Really?

Gee thanks but I still get just one bar in North Augusta. When are you going to fix that? No one in the neighborhood can rely on their AT&T cellphone!

studmuffin1533
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studmuffin1533 03/14/13 - 10:45 pm
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Sprint 4G

When I renewed my Sprint contract, the sales staff promised 4G by beginning of 2013.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 03/15/13 - 01:10 am
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As long as you're within

As long as you're within eyesight of a tower AT&T works like a champ.

southern2
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southern2 03/15/13 - 05:44 am
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"AT&T is two years behind its

"AT&T is two years behind its chief competitor" Great stategy from AT&T Strategic Communications department. I guess Augusta will also be last on the list for UVERSE (AT&T's version of cable TV that has been advertised for years).

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Riverman1 03/15/13 - 05:07 pm
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T is about a decade behind

T is about a decade behind the competitors because of their avoiding CDMA adoption. Crazy.

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