|AT&T deal to speed Internet in 22 Ohio counties|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Sunday, 22 September 2013 07:20|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some 100,000 Ohio customers of Alltel will be moved to AT&T by the middle of next year as a result of an acquisition completed late Friday.
AT&T announced plans to immediately begin upgrading the former Alltel network in 22 Ohio counties to 4G, after closing its acquisition of Atlantic Tele-Network Inc.'s U.S. retail wireless assets in six states, including Ohio.
Ohio counties affected by the deal are: Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Coshocton, Crawford, Erie, Hancock, Hardin, Holmes, Huron, Knox, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Wayne and Wyandot.
AT&T said former Alltel subscribers will have access to a wireless network that combines Alltel's local coverage with AT&T's nationwide 4G coverage, as well as to mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than what they have today.
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