AT&T offers LTE service to Cleveland mobile users
by By JOYANNA WEBER Banner Staff Writer
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COMMUNITY LEADERS celebrated the announcement of AT&T LTE faster 4G wireless coming to Cleveland. Present for the announcement were store manager Gary Pettit; Gabe Whitmer of AT&T; director of sales Bryan Klamer;  Dan Howell, executive assistant to the Bradley County mayor; MaryStewart Lewis of AT&T; Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland; Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis; state Rep. Eric Watson; and Bernadette Douglas of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce.
Banner Photo, JOYANNA WEBER COMMUNITY LEADERS celebrated the announcement of AT&T LTE faster 4G wireless coming to Cleveland. Present for the announcement were store manager Gary Pettit; Gabe Whitmer of AT&T; director of sales Bryan Klamer; Dan Howell, executive assistant to the Bradley County mayor; MaryStewart Lewis of AT&T; Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland; Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis; state Rep. Eric Watson; and Bernadette Douglas of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce.
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AT&T announced this week that LTE is now available in Cleveland.

The innovation brings faster mobile Internet service and better coverage to AT&T users.

“That means that this market is 10 times faster than it was before,” said MaryStewart Lewis, AT&T Tennessee regional director for external affairs. “This means that people in their homes can get wireless broadband.”

LTE (long-term evolution) is coming to Cleveland AT&T users before being implemented in Chattanooga.

“It’s a very exciting time in Cleveland,” state Rep. Eric Watson said during the announcement.

Said Sen. Mike Bell in a press release, “This announcement proves that updating our laws to keep up with changing technology pays off. AT&T’s investment and launch of 4G LTE reflects their confidence in our county and adds next generation capabilities for our businesses, travelers and consumers.”

Other leaders had only good things to say about the news.

“Today’s announcement is proof that consumers benefit when we create policies that favor investment in Tennessee,” said Rep. Kevin Brooks in a press release. “Many will benefit from this new 4G LTE service, too.”

“This is an investment in our future,” said Sen. Todd Gardenhire in a press release. “In an information–driven economy, the ability for the people of Cleveland and Bradley County to have access to the latest communications technology is critical.”

In the past two years, the company has invested $1.4 billion in Tennessee.