Cingular Expands Network

Cingular Wireless plans to invest more than $67M in its Kentucky network and $160M in Tennessee by the end of the year

July 27, 2005

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The nation's largest wireless voice and data network is getting larger in Kentucky. Cingular Wireless plans to invest more than $67 million in its Kentucky network before year's end, integrating the Cingular and AT&T Wireless networks, increasing coverage and capacity, building 40 new cell sites, adding portable generators and back-up batteries, and offering enhanced new features. Cingular's local investment is part of a $6.2 billion commitment to enhance and expand its ALLOVER(SM) Network* nationwide.

"Better coverage is what wireless consumers want, and better coverage is what Cingular is delivering," said Jim Thorpe, vice president and general manager for Cingular's Tennessee and Kentucky markets. "In 2005, we are continuing to make a huge investment in technology to provide our customers with a wireless experience that is second-to-none."

Year-to-date, Cingular has turned on 18 new cell sites in Kentucky/Southern Indiana and will add 22 more before the end of 2005.

In a separate release:

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- The nation's largest wireless voice and data network is getting larger in Tennessee. Cingular Wireless plans to invest more than $160 million in its Tennessee network before year's end, integrating the Cingular and AT&T Wireless networks, increasing coverage and capacity, building 67 new cell sites, adding portable generators and back-up batteries, and offering enhanced new features. Cingular's local investment is part of a $6.2 billion commitment to enhance and expand its ALLOVER(SM) Network* nationwide.

"Better coverage is what wireless consumers want, and better coverage is what Cingular is delivering," said Jim Thorpe, vice president and general manager for Cingular's Tennessee and Kentucky markets. "In 2005, we are continuing to make a huge investment in technology to provide our customers with a wireless experience that is second-to-none."

Year-to-date, Cingular has turned on 14 new cell sites in Tennessee and will add 53 more before the end of 2005.

Cingular Wireless LLC

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