AT&T: the Nation’s Largest Wi-Fi Network … and Growing

It’s been an extraordinary year for ATT Wi-Fi.We passed the milestone of 1 billion Wi-Fi connections in 2011 (a five-fold increase from 2008), and we now have more than 30,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country. We’re bringing fast and convenient access to customers across the country than ever before.So we’re extremely proud to have received industry recognition. It’s great to be recognized by Wireless Week for our leadership in Wi-Fi growth and strategy.When we acquired Wayport in 2008 and took a big step into the Wi-Fi business, we saw great potential in enhancing ATT’s Wi-Fi footprint. We were in the right place at the right time. The business really exploded in the next 12 months and it became clear to us that the opportunity was far greater than we anticipated.We operate the largest U.S. Wi-Fi network and continue to grow.  We tripled network traffic during the first quarter of 2012 over the same period of last year and made record connections on the ATT Wi-Fi network. This means that customers are getting easy access to our Wi-Fi network in a growing number of venues where they live, work and play.With ATT Wi-Fi  our customers can:
  • Get a fast, seamless and convenient connection at more and more venues and businesses.
  • Save on mobile data usage.
  • Get connected with Wi-Fi-only devices at an increasing number of locations.
  • Stay connected at hotspots nationwide — including hotels, convention centers and retail outlets.
It’s clear that Wi-Fi usage will only continue to skyrocket.We see great opportunities ahead to expand our network and deliver fast and convenient access for our customers in areas such as:
  • Retail– More and more shoppers are using smartphones to access product information while shopping and Wi-Fi can enable an effortless experience.
  • Hospitality – Wi-Fi is indispensable for business travelers and vacationers.
  • Stadiums – Fans want to stay connected and share their game day experience with friends and family.
  • Health care – Visitors, patients and guests want wireless access in hospitals and doctors’ offices.

Article source: http://blogs.att.net/consumerblog/story/a7782532

Peter WoolfAT&T: the Nation’s Largest Wi-Fi Network … and Growing