AT&T Scores Extra Points With Nittany Lions Fans

AT&T
Inc. has announced that, starting this weekend, tens of thousands of die-hard
college football fans who have service from AT&T can enjoy expanded
wireless coverage and capacity at

Penn

State’s Beaver Stadium.

AT&T
has deployed a Cell Site on Wheels (COW), which will enhance coverage in the
stands and the surrounding tailgating areas on campus, at the nation’s
second-largest football stadium. COWs are self-contained cell sites that can
quickly and easily be brought to a specific location to temporarily boost network
capacity and coverage.

“Nittany
Lions games are the most popular sporting events of the year here,” said
Dan Lafond, vice president and general manager of AT&T’s wireless division
in central and eastern

Pennsylvania.
“Nearly 100,000 spectators descend upon Beaver Stadium for home games.
AT&T is delivering a top-notch wireless experience for not only our local
customers who attend the games but also for the scores of alumni traveling from
out of state.”

Supplementing
existing coverage to accommodate the anticipated increase in wireless usage at
these games is part of AT&T’s continuing commitment to providing customers
with the best wireless network experience. Since 2004, AT&T has invested
nearly $500 million to expand and enhance its wireless network in central and
eastern
Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia,
southern
New Jersey and

Delaware. This includes adding more than 200
new cell sites across the region.

AT&T
technicians monitor the wireless network 24 hours a day, seven days a week to
assess call quality and coverage. Along with a series of independent
third-party consultants, these technicians test-drive more than 80,000 miles of
highways and byways each month throughout
Pennsylvania,

Philadelphia,
Delaware
and southern

New Jersey.