Upgrade of the Big Apple’s 3G network is complete, it says. San Francisco still needs work.
After three years of dropped calls, sluggish downloads and terrible press, AT&T (T) announced on Monday that an upgrade of its wireless network in four of the five boroughs of New York City is officially complete.
According to AT&T, the project — which involved expanding the capacity of its 3G network — has steadily improved service in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx over the past six months. Whether its customers agree remains to be seen.
Staten Island — which is considerably less congested than the other New York City boroughs — was apparently just fine the way it was.
The popularity of Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone (more than 50 million sold), and the tendency of its users to suck all available bandwidth out of the airwaves in densely populated cities, has been a huge problem for both Apple and its exclusive U.S. carrier.
According to AT&T, San Francisco — the other American city famous for bad coverage — is still a work in progress.
Below: AT&T’s press release.
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