SCHROON LAKE, N.Y., May 24, 2012 — New York State Senator Betty Little took a tour of a new cell site near Schroon Lake that has been creatively disguised to look like a tree. AT&T* has activated five new mobile Internet cell sites as part of its most recent network expansion, in Essex, Warren and St. Lawrence Counties, which provides new coverage in Adirondack Park. Areas of new coverage include:
· Schroon Lake South: southern and central shores of Schroon Lake, the lake itself, I-87 Northway between exits 26-28, Route 9, Thurman Pond, and Pottersville; Thurman: Route 28 corridor between The Glen and Wevertown; North Creek: Route 28 corridor in the area of North Creek; Childwold: Racquette River Blueway Corridor, Sevey, and Routes 3 and 56 in St. Lawrence County; Lake Luzerne: Route 9 between Corinth and Lake Vanare, Conklingville Road between Route 9 and County Route 7 and County Route 1 from Route 9 to Hadley Hill Road.
“AT&T's continued investment in its Adirondack network is great news for for residents and visitors,” said Senator Betty Little, (R) Queensbury. "Reliable wireless coverage and connectivity is vital to the economic health of my district. More and more businesses rely on it and people here for work or pleasure expect to have connectivity. Each cell site activation also enhances public safety in this remote region. So I’m very pleased to join AT&T and the Schroon Lake community today to celebrate the activation of this new site knowing how much it means to the quality of life for those I represent.”
Now with mobile Internet speeds, AT&T customers who live, do business or visit Adirdondack Park can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications in more areas.
“We’re proud to continue to bring AT&T’s mobile network to new areas of the Park and along the busy traveled I-87 Northway,” said Robert Holliday, vice president and general manager for AT&T Upstate New York. “Connectivity to the mobile Internet opens up a lot of new opportunities for local businesses and consumers. AT&T is committed to working with area municipalities to provide coverage across the region as a way to help drive the local economy.”
The new sites compliment AT&T’s previously announced enhancements in Adirondack Park which included areas of Bolton, Caroga Lake, Hague, Huletts Landling, Johnsburg, Northville, Pilot Knob, Lake Placid, Lyons Falls, Mineville (Belfry Mountain), Nicholville, North Elba, Old Forge, Port Henry/Moriah, Rattlesnake Mountain, Saranac Lake, and Whiteface Mountain.
AT&T’s mobile Internet network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile Internet services in more than 130 countries.
AT&T also operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** with nearly 30,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 225,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.
For more information about AT&T’s coverage in New York or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.