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Alltel expands EVDO wireless broadband coverage around Albany


Alltelís Wireless Internet delivers data services at speeds comparable to cable or DSL

Alltel Wireless announced today that it has expanded its broadband Wireless Internet service in the Albany area. Wireless Internet uses next generation EVDO (evolution data optimized) technology to provide customers with unlimited wireless access to the Internet at speeds comparable to wired broadband connections such as cable modems or DSL.

The expansion adds EVDO coverage in and around McRae and Abbeville and in and around Blakely, connecting both areas to the existing coverage centered on Albany.

ďThis expansion of our wireless broadband network in the Albany area underscores Alltelís commitment to meeting the growing data needs of our customers,Ē said Dennis Sheaffer, vice president of business solutions for Alltel Wireless in Georgia. ďWireless Internet service delivers a convenient wireless broadband experience that will keep both traveling professionals and casual users connected with the fastest and most reliable data applications.Ē

Wireless Internet makes it easy for mobile professionals and consumers to surf the Internet, access e-mail and calendars, and download large, graphic-rich files while on the go. Using the service, customers can access advanced business, news and entertainment applications from their laptops, smartphones or handsets at average speeds of 400 to 700 Kbps with maximum speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps.

Alltel introduced its broadband Wireless Internet service to the Albany area in 2006.

Nationally, Alltel has one of the largest EVDO footprints of any U.S. carrier, covering cities such as Charlotte and Tampa as well as smaller communities such as Dothan. And, in addition to the extensive coverage provided by its own network, Alltelís roaming agreements give its customers with data-card equipped laptops Wireless Internet access in all of the nationís major metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.


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