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AT&T launches Tampa Bay "microsite" for online tracking of wireless network upgrades

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August

In an effort to keep their customers informed about the ongoing changes and upgrades to their wireless network in Tampa Bay, AT&T has built a special online "microsite" where you can zero-in on your area to see the impact their upgrades will have on your wireless service.

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At the new “Focus: Tampa-St. Petersburg” microsite visitors can view a map of the Tampa-St. Petersburg area and can select a city or county to get specific information about the area in which they're interested. The map displays specific network enhancements that AT&T has made in the Tampa Bay area since the beginning of 2011 and clicking on individual upgrade markers produces a pop-up window with information about the upgrades in that area. Enhancements to AT&T's network include new cell sites, broadband speed upgrades, capacity upgrades and network connection upgrades. You also can use the site to find AT&T stores in your area or to find WiFi hotspots around the region.

If you're a Twitter user you can follow AT&T's progress in Tampa Bay using Twitter handle @ATT_Tampa. Tweets from the @ATT_Tampa handle also are featured on the microsite.

Also included on the site is a “Did You Know?” section providing tips on how to extend the battery life of devices, how to manage data consumption more efficiently and more. AT&T plans to update the information on the Tampa Bay site each Thursday. Other cities with microsites include Dallas-Fort Worth, St. Louis, Kansas City, Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Houston.

[Last modified: Monday, August 29, 2011 4:04pm]

    

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