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Laltham gets a mobile upgrade

Latham is the latest region of the Capital District to get faster mobile Internet, with the expansion of AT&T's 4G LTE network into the hamlet and surrounding community.

AT&T recently upgraded two mobile Internet cell sites, the first in Latham and the second in Colonie, from the area north of the Albany International Airport headed north toward the area south of the Northway Twin Bridges.

The latest rollout of wireless network technology benefits local residents by providing improved wireless performance, up to 10 times faster mobile Internet speeds than 3G, and new 4G LTE-compatible devices. AT&T launched the network in Albany, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo last year, and in Ithaca earlier this year.

“Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience, and they’ll be able to download, upload, stream and game faster than ever before on our 4G LTE network,” said AT&T New York President Marissa Shorenstein in a news release issued today. “As part of the Albany community, we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage, and our investment in the local wireless network is another way we’re accomplishing that.”

AT&T invested more than $1.4 billion in its New York wireless and wireline networks from 2010 to 2012, according to the release.

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