AT&T announced this week that LTE is now available in Cleveland.
The innovation brings faster mobile Internet service and better coverage to AT&T users.
“That means that this market is 10 times faster than it was before,” said MaryStewart Lewis, AT&T Tennessee regional director for external affairs. “This means that people in their homes can get wireless broadband.”
LTE (long-term evolution) is coming to Cleveland AT&T users before being implemented in Chattanooga.
“It’s a very exciting time in Cleveland,” state Rep. Eric Watson said during the announcement.
Said Sen. Mike Bell in a press release, “This announcement proves that updating our laws to keep up with changing technology pays off. AT&T’s investment and launch of 4G LTE reflects their confidence in our county and adds next generation capabilities for our businesses, travelers and consumers.”
Other leaders had only good things to say about the news.
“Today’s announcement is proof that consumers benefit when we create policies that favor investment in Tennessee,” said Rep. Kevin Brooks in a press release. “Many will benefit from this new 4G LTE service, too.”
“This is an investment in our future,” said Sen. Todd Gardenhire in a press release. “In an information–driven economy, the ability for the people of Cleveland and Bradley County to have access to the latest communications technology is critical.”
In the past two years, the company has invested $1.4 billion in Tennessee.