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AT&T to beef up Florida wireless network

AT&T announced that it will invest about $220 million into its Florida wireless network by adding more than 70 new cellular sites this year.

South Florida areas that will benefit from the new cellular sites include Pembroke Pines, The Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach, Weston, Miami, White City, Palm City, Islamorada and Key West.

AT&T reports that its high-speed wireless broadband service called 3G will be available in Sarasota, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Naples and Vero Beach by the end of this year. It also reports that the 3G service in Orlando, Lakeland and Tampa will be expanded.

As of 2005, AT&T says it has invested more than $1 billion in the state's wireless network.

According to the press release, the following are some of the areas in Florida that AT&T's new cell sites will effect:

SOUTH FLORIDA:

  • Southwest Pembroke Pines (south of Pines Boulevard)
  • Pembroke Pines (Northwest Johnston Street area)
  • The Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach
  • Weston (Saddle Club Road, Arvida Parkway and Indian Trace areas)
  • Miami (west of Miami International Airport, Northwest 25th Street area)
  • White City (Indian River Estates area)
  • Palm City (Southwest 34th Terrace area)
  • Islamorada (Lower Matecumbe Key)
  • Key West (Kennedy Drive area)

WEST FLORIDA

  • West Tampa
  • Eagles subdivision in northwestern Hillsborough County
  • Summerfield Crossing in Hillsborough County
  • St. Petersburg (Coquina Key and surrounding neighborhoods)
  • Indian Rocks Beach in Pinellas County
  • Ridgecrest Park area in Pinellas County
  • East of Tarpon Springs (Pinellas County)
  • Sarasota (Bee Ridge area)
  • Fort Myers (Gateway area)
  • Brooksville
  • Beverly Hills
  • Branchton
  • Dover
  • Spring Hill
  • Berkley
  • Weeki Wachee
  • Zephyrhills
  • West-central Pasco County
  • Port Richey (Magnolia Valley Golf Club area)
  • Meadowpoint community in Pasco County
  • New Tampa

CENTRAL FLORIDA

  • Downtown Orlando
  • Orlando (south of downtown area)
  • Waterford Lakes community (Orange County)
  • North Windermere
  • Winter Springs (Tuskawilla Golf Club area in Seminole County)
  • Bonneville community (Orange County)
  • East Colonial/Alafaya Trail area (Orange County)
  • Celebration
  • Wildwood
  • Lady Lake
  • The Villages
  • Downtown Lakeland
  • Anthony
  • Melbourne
  • Daytona Beach (near the intersection of I-95 and I-4)
  • Ocala
  • Downtown Ocala
  • Silver Springs

NORTH FLORIDA

  • Northern Jacksonville (near I-295 and Duval Road)
  • Southern Jacksonville (near I-95 and Old St. Augustine Road/Bayard area)
  • Chimney Lakes area of Jacksonville
  • Doctor’s Lake area, south of Orange Park in Jacksonville
  • Riverside area in downtown Jacksonville
  • St. Johns Town Center Mall in Jacksonville
  • Southern end of Southside Boulevard in Jacksonville
  • Cecil Field Naval Air Station in Jacksonville
  • Italia (Nassau County)
  • Palm Coast area, near Old Kings Road (Flagler County)
  • Cimarrone Country Club area (St. Johns County)
  • Western Clay County
  • Gainesville (near Northwest 34th Street and Northwest Eighth Avenue)
  • East of downtown Tallahassee along Route 27
  • Downtown Apalachicola (Gulf County)
  • Downtown Live Oak (Suwannee County)
  • Downtown Panama City

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Adrift in Pines

Hooray for Pines AT&T customers!

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