AT&T rolls out 3G for Lufkin, Nacogdoches

PRESS RELEASE - AT&T today announced the extension of its 3G mobile broadband network to Lufkin and Nacogdoches, providing access to accelerated data speeds that open the door to a new era of mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content.

The extension is one part of AT&T's continual efforts to enhance the speed and performance of its 3G mobile broadband network - the nation's fastest, according to independent testing. It is also part of AT&T's ongoing investment to build the broadband networks that create jobs and fuel economic growth, and enable its customers to quickly access the content, applications and services that matter most to them. From 2006 to 2008, AT&T's total capital investment in Texas was more than $6 billion.

"This investment in the latest wireless technology is good for business and consumers in Lufkin and Nacogdoches," said state Rep. Jim McReynolds.  "It will not only keep residents connected but will also help economic development efforts by offering businesses the technology and services that rival those found in our state's biggest cities."

The broadband wireless network expansion efforts help address the growing demand for advanced wireless data products and services as more and more people's lives become increasingly mobile and fast-paced. With 3G speeds, customers can not only surf the Web and download files faster than ever, but they can also experience the very latest interactive mobile applications, such as instant on-the-go access to social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

"Demand is growing for services such as instant access to social networking sites, watching a movie, navigating with turn by turn directions, or listening to music on a mobile device or laptop computer while on the go," said Adam Vital, vice president and general manager for AT&T in North Texas. ""Our customers have embraced smartphones, so this upgrade will allow them to enjoy the benefits of these devices and mobile broadband for years to come."