AT&T Wireless has activated two new cell sites in Miami, one in Hollywood and one along Alligator Alley. The carrier also increased capacity in parts of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
This year, AT&T's has invested in its South Florida's network by adding eight new cell sites to Indian River, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The company added 3G service to three sites in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade.
About 50 cell sites got a boost of capacity to handle more voice and data demand in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The new cell site in Hollywood is on N. Ocean Drive near the intersection of Sheridan Street and A-1-A, which adds mobile broadband coverage north to Dania Beach Boulevard and south near Hollywood Boulevard.
In Miami, the cell site expands coverage along S.W. 8th Street and S.W. 177th Avenue, also called Krome Avenue. Another one was added to S.W. 60th Street, improving coverage to the residential area near S.W. 56th Street, also called Miller Road, and S.W. 107th Avenue.
Along I-75, a site was added along Alligator Alley near mile marker 53.
Here are the areas that will benefit from the added capacity AT&T added to cell sites in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach:
- Three Lakes
- Richmond Heights
- Palmetto Estates
- South Miami Heights
- downtown Miami
- West Miami along Flagler Street
- Bird Road
- S. Red Road and S.W. 22nd Street
- Along Opa-Locka Boulevard, Le Jeune Expressway and N.W. 135th Street
- western Tamarac
- Melrose Park
- Lauderdale Lakes
- W. Broward Boulevard
Palm Beach County
- Florida Atlantic University campus and surrounding residential community
- W. Lantana Road
- Melaleuca Lane
- S. Military Trail
- along Okeechobee Boulevard
- along Southern Boulevard
- in the Golden Lakes community in West Palm Beach
AT&T reported plans to add 65 new cell sites in Florida by the end of the year, and upgrade nearly 200 additional sites to 3G speeds. It also said it would add more capacity to "several hundred" sites to satisify growing demands.