"We have made an investment to upgrade the network in the Portsmouth area," Mark Romito, Director of External Affairs for AT&T said.
"4G LTE stands for 'Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution.' It's the latest and greatest in mobile technology.
It's 10 times faster than 3G.
It's more efficient.
It will allow for larger apps, more applications, more date, faster, better."
said the technology is being rolled out in more places across the country.
"We've got an initiative called 'Project VIP,' Velocity Internet Protocol, that is expanding the 4G LTE network throughout the country," Romito
"So we have put it in some of the major cities, but we're also filling the gaps with the other smaller cities and towns as well.
Just as the sign says, we're trying to establish nationwide coverage so we have the largest 4G network there is."
said the addition of 4G LTE will have an immediate effect on current AT&T customers.
"They need to have a 4G LTE compatible device," Romito
"By having that device they'll have access to the quicker speeds, the faster download times."
said another advantage to the 4G LTE technology is the latency that happens with a a download.
"When you see the little dial spinning, it will be significantly reduced," Romito
also talked about the success of AT&T's
"It Can Wait" campaign which urges people not to text and drive.
"Over 100,000 accidents happen every year due to texting and driving," Romito
just held their second "Drive 4 Pledges Day."
"On that day, across the country, there were over 2,000 different activities to support the campaign and to get people to take the pledge not to text and drive," Romito