AT&T Expands Mobile Internet Coverage in Huson, Condon & Kalispell

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As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* announced the activation of three new mobile Internet cell sites in Montana that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses. With mobile Internet speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications.

The new cell sites are one part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to drive investment and innovation to deliver the nation’s best, most advanced mobile broadband experience for customers. With the nation’s fastest mobile Internet network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities.

“Investments in wireless infrastructure will drive economic growth and stimulate jobs,” said Jason Olson, Director of External Affairs-Montana. “Our ongoing investments in western Montana are designed to give businesses, residents and visitors increased coverage and reliability.”

The new sites will serve the following areas:

  • Located on Interstate 90 roughly 20 miles northwest of Missoula in the community of Huson, the new site will improve coverage and performance along I-90 and across the community of Huson. It also provides coverage along I-90 between Frenchtown and Alberton.
  • Located near Noxon Reservoir on Highway 200, approximately 66 miles southwest of Kalispell, the new site will improve coverage and performance to this remote area of northwestern Montana.
  • Located 25 miles southeast of Polson on Highway 83 near the unincorporated community of Condon, the new site will improve coverage and performance across the community of Condon as well along Highway 83 between Seeley Lake and Swan Lake.

AT&T invested nearly 70 million in its Montana wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011 with a focus on improving the company’s mobile Internet coverage and overall performance of its networks.

AT&T’s mobile Internet network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile Internet in more than 130 countries.

AT&T also operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** with nearly 30,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 225,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Montana or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.

For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See for details and locations.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile Internet network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │ DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.