AT&T: Work on 3G network complete

Published 3:58 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011

AT&T officials have made it official — Brewton area residence now have a 3G network available.

Mike Barger, a spokesman for AT&T Corporate Communications, said the final work put the new network up for use last Friday.

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“We appreciate the patience of customers in the area,” Barger said. “On Friday, we turned up our mobile broadband, 3G, network in Brewton.”

Barger said the work had been completed over a period of several weeks and was put to the test in recent weeks. Final adjustments to the network were made and use began immediately.

Barger said AT&T’s move to 3G in the Brewton area was made to accommodate a growing need for broadband coverage.

“Demand for wireless bandwidth is growing rapidly whether it’s for sharing video and photos with friends, watching a move, checking the latest scores or listening to music on a phone,” Barger said. “With this expansion, our customers in Brewton can enjoy the nation’s best, most advanced mobile broadband experience.”