AT&T Activates New Cell Sites And Adds Extra Capacity

A new AT&T cell-tower site near Mainsail Court and 50th Street South is expanding 4G LTE coverage and capacity in southeastern Wellington. The new site is among four new South Florida tower sites announced by AT&T last week.

Since the start of the year, AT&T has turned on 31 new sites in South Florida, including eight in Palm Beach County. The new cell sites are part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a multi-year plan to expand and enhance Internet provider broadband networks.

In Palm Beach County, another new cell site is in Boca Raton near Yamato Road and Ocean Mist Drive, west of State Road 7.

New cell sites in Miami-Dade and Broward counties are expanding coverage and capacity east of Interstate 95 on Northeast 191st Street in Miami, and between Powerline Road and I-95 north of Copans Road in Pompano Beach.

The capacity upgrades involved adding new layers of frequency to the cell sites. The additional capacity makes it possible for them to accommodate more traffic, which helps improve the performance of mobile Internet data and voice connectivity for customers. The Palm Beach County areas benefiting from the additional mobile Internet capacity include: Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter.

“We’re always looking for new opportunities to provide an effortless wireless experience, and our investment in the local network is just one way we’re accomplishing that,” AT&T Florida President Joe York said.

Through the investment of Project VIP, AT&T is supporting its customers’ growing desire for high-quality, fast wireless and wired services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T is deploying small cell technology, macro cells and additional Distributed Antenna Systems to further improve network quality and increase spectrum efficiency.

Over the past six years, AT&T invested more than $140 billion into its wireless and wireline networks.