AT&T has expanded 3G service and increased capacity on its 3G mobile broadband network in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. As a result of the upgrades, local wireless customers are expected to get improved coverage and voice and data connectivity and performance, especially during peak hours.
The network project involved upgrading four cell sites with 3G technology and adding a second layer of capacity, or “2nd carrier,” to more than 40 local cell sites.
AT&T plans to add second and third layers of capacity to nearly 200 cell sites in Southwest Florida before the end of year.
The local cell sites to which 3G was added to expand mobile broadband coverage are located in Estero, Naples and Immokalee. The sites are providing additional 3G coverage along Alligator Alley in Collier County, near the intersection of Interstate 75 and State Road 29; in eastern Lee County along County Road 850 out to the county line; in northwestern Collier County, along Immokalee Road near Everglades Boulevard; along Immokalee Road into Immokalee, and in Ave Maria.