AT&T has long gotten a bad rap on their cellular coverage. Common complaints include dropped calls, no signal, few bars and slow data speeds.
I can relate; I’ve had an iPhone for nearly 2 years now and have continually had problems with the coverage at my home and then again in a small “dead zone” on my way to the office. A non-trivial condition considering how much I’m on the phone for work; both at home and on the way to the office. While it’s gotten better over the last few years, it’s still frustrating and irritating.
However, things may soon change:
Raleigh, N.C. — The Research Triangle area is a high-tech hotbed when it comes to the emerging generation of faster wireless services with major carriers targeting the region for early deployment.
AT&T (NYSE: T) doesn’t intend to be left behind.
At a press conference on Wednesday that took place at a secluded North Raleigh data and switch center, the company disclosed plans for high-speed wireless broadband service known as “4G” to be rolled out later this year. They also stressed that the Triangle will be one of the first markets where new technology will deliver data, video and voice six to seven times faster than current 3G technology.
I can’t wait!