As thousands come together to enjoy the State Fair of West Virginia, AT&T* is keeping the data-hungry crowds connected. We’re bringing in extra network support, so customers can share every experience and exciting moment with their friends and family.
Here’s how. We’re bringing in a Cell On Wheels (COW) to get ready for the large number of smartphone users in Fairlea.
The COW boosts the internet connectivity. The improved coverage will give customers faster and more reliable connections as the event runs Aug. 10-19.
“Events like the State Fair of West Virginia are full of moments customers want to share through texts, pictures, status updates and phone calls,” said Andy Feeney, regional vice president for AT&T External Affairs in West Virginia. “We’re working to give them great coverage and fast speeds.”
AT&T has the nation’s best data network1. We continue to see increased data usage across our mobile network, especially at big events. In fact, data on our mobile network has increased about 250,000% since 2007, and the majority of that traffic is video.
We invested nearly $200 million in our West Virginia wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.
1Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q2+Q3 2016 across 121 markets.
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