AT&T Upgrades Seal Beach Cell Towers

The changes should bring improved reliability and data speed, a company official says.

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No matter, Seal Beach AT&T customers should be asking it a lot less, according to a company representative.

At the beginning of the summer, the business upgraded equipment on three cell towers in the city to handle a larger amount of data, according to Elizabeth Valles, an AT&T spokeswoman.

Valles said in an email the improvements to the towers including “one near Gummere Park (will be) bringing faster speeds and increased reliability to residents.)”

“It’s like adding lanes to the highway so it can handle more traffic,” Valles said. 

The changes will only affect AT&T wireless customers.

There are five AT&T cell towers active in the Seal Beach area, and the majority of them cover an area of one to two miles. 

The upgrades to the Seal Beach wireless network are part of AT&T’s $1.7 billion investment in network upgrades.

According to Valles, because of other upgrades in the Greater Los Angeles area --which AT&T lists Seal Beach as a part of -- has seen 30 percent fewer dropped calls in quarter of April to June 2012.

“The ongoing investment we’re making is designed to increase coverage and reliability, and to provide advanced services to our customers,” said Ken McNeely, AT&T California president, in a written statement.

To see some of AT&T’s wireless network updates since January 2011, click http://att.com/LANnetwork.

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Seal Beach or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer.


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