AT&T announced last week that they’ve upgraded five of their cell towers in the Chesterfield area to provide expanded 4G LTE reception.
In a press release, the company said the work is part of their ongoing effort to invest in and improve their 4G LTE network in St. Louis, which was first launched in April of 2012. The latest generation of wireless technology provides faster mobile Internet speeds for 4G LTE-capable smart phones.
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, a resident of nearby Eureka, praised the move in a statement provided by AT&T.
“As more and more residents of Chesterfield rely on their mobile devices for information and connectivity, they must have faster connections,” said Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones. “Investments in the wireless network, like the recent one from AT&T, will have an immediate positive impact for our consumers and businesses, which will help improve our business climate and make our area more attractive to employers that are looking to expand or relocate.”
AT&T's main rival in the St. Louis cell phone market, Verizon Wireless, launched their 4G LTE network in the region in December of 2011 and has since continued to expand their coverage to communities throughout the St. Louis Metro region, according to several news releases on the company's website.
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