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AT&T Deploys 850 MHz Spectrum In Major Markets To Improve 3G

August 21, 2009


Do you live in Atlanta, San Francisco, or New York?  Have you noticed more consistent 3G speeds?  If you have, and I honestly hope you have, there is a simple reason for that.  According to MobileCrunch, AT&T has finally fired up their 850 MHz spectrum in all three of these major markets, which should improve 3G speeds and signal strength. In the very beginning of the year, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega had said the company would begin deploying the 850 MHz spectrum in major markets sometime later this year to help boost their 3G coverage, and apparently he actually meant what he said. The 850 MHz spectrum works alongside the current 1900 MHz spectrum, which not only means that the network can now handle more users at a time but also that you should have a stronger signal while indoors. Have those of you who live in any of these areas noticed any improvements?

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