AT&T adds more broadband to help Southwest Florida cell phone users

In this file photo made Oct. 20, 2009, people walk through the Northshore Mall beyond near an AT&T kiosk, in Peabody, Mass. AT&T Inc. will stop letting new customers sign up for its unlimited Internet data plan for smart phones and iPads, hoping to ease congestion on its network by charging the people who use the most data more.

AP Photo/ Lisa Poole, file

In this file photo made Oct. 20, 2009, people walk through the Northshore Mall beyond near an AT&T kiosk, in Peabody, Mass. AT&T Inc. will stop letting new customers sign up for its unlimited Internet data plan for smart phones and iPads, hoping to ease congestion on its network by charging the people who use the most data more.

AT&T has added more mobile broadband capacity to 35 cell sites in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry counties to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its local mobile broadband network.

The network upgrades involved adding additional layers of frequency, or “carriers,” to the cell sites. The additional capacity makes it possible for the sites to accommodate more traffic, which helps improve the performance of mobile broadband data and voice connectivity. AT&T officials say.

The areas benefitting from the upgrades include Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, and Estero in Lee County; Immokalee in Collier County; Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, El Jobean and Englewood in Charlotte County, and Clewiston in Hendry County.

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