AT&T announced it activated three new sites to expand its high speed 3G (third generation) wireless network in Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
The new sites give additional coverage to southwest Pembroke Pines, northwest Miramar and along Alligator Alley from U.S. Highway 27 to approximately Mile Marker 30. And there's a new site in Downtown Miami at Bayside Marketplace.
The new 3G sites are part of AT&T's planned investment of about $225 million in its Florida wireless network this year, the company reports.
And AT&T isn't the only wireless company pumping money into the South Florida market. Verizon Wireless recently announced it spent about $75 million on new cell sites, network facilities and other technologies to enhance services and coverage throughout Florida in the first half of 2008.
Verizon reports it invested more than $178 million in its Florida network last year. It also reported that about 50 new wireless transmission sites have been activated in Florida so far this year.
Also, Verizon began construction of a high-tech $50 million switching facility in west Broward County that will expand and reinforce wireless network capacity and help enhance services for customers throughout the region. It will be the main call-processing hub for areas between Key West to Broward.