02 Apr AT&T launches 3G wireless broadband in Madison
Madison, Wis. – AT&T wants to change how, when, and where people access the Internet, e-mail, and entertainment programming, and it will put an enabling wireless broadband service to the test in Greater Madison.
The telecommunications giant has launched a 3G (third generation) wireless broadband service in Wisconsin’s capital city, with the promise of giving consumers and businesses the benefits of broadband speeds.
Chief among the 3G network’s benefits, according to AT&T, will be simultaneous delivery of voice and data. For example, AT&T Video Share, which was introduced in other markets in 2007, is designed for users to share live video over wireless phones while carrying on a voice call.
Through MEdia Net, the company’s mobile Internet portal, consumers also can use 3G handsets to access feature-rich wireless content, including videos, games, and pictures, plus the latest music, entertainment, news, and weather.
AT&T’s LaptopConnect mobile customers will have DSL speeds for their laptops, with the ability to access the Internet or their company’s intranet or e-mail within the 3G network.
Madison won’t be the only beneficiary, however. The coverage area will include De Forest, Oregon, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, Waunakee, and other local communities. AT&T will expand its wireless 3G network this year to more than 80 American cities.
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