2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee for the Republican National Convention and AT&T announce Tampa Bay legacy project

Newly installed infrastructure unveiled
(PR NewsChannel) / April 26, 2012 / TAMPA, Fla. 

2012 Tampa Bay Host CommitteeState-of-the-art technological upgrades are underway at the Tampa Convention Center and other surrounding areas thanks to AT&T’s official sponsorship of the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee for the Republican National Convention. The infrastructure upgrades will ensure that guests coming to Tampa Bay for the Convention will not experience dropped calls or disruption to their wireless services. While the project’s main focus is the Convention itself, the effects of the overall project will last well beyond the August event.

The investment by AT&T will have a lasting effect on the Tampa Bay community,” said Tampa Bay Host Committee president and CEO Ken Jones. “Although the Convention is just one week, the infrastructure put in place will be a legacy the region will benefit from for years to come. We are thrilled that AT&T is investing in our community and enhancing our future.”

“AT&T’s commitment to Florida can be seen every day in our more than 40,000 employees and retirees who live in the state, millions of dollars in charitable giving and more than half a million volunteer hours,” said Marshall Criser, president – AT&T Florida. “That commitment continues with the network investments we are making to ensure the state shines in August when an anticipated 50,000 convention-goers come to Tampa Bay with their wireless devices.” 

AT&T recently launched 4G LTE service in the Tampa Bay area, the fastest available mobile Internet technology. In addition, the company will install three new cell sites (or towers), and will provide wireless Internet service in more than 85 hotel and convention venues covering 1,500 square miles throughout Tampa Bay. It will also add 300 layers of frequency to cell sites, which increases the capacity for faster downloads and fewer dropped calls. More than 200 AT&T Wi-Fi Hotspots are now available throughout the Tampa Bay region, and during the Convention, as many as 10 temporary cell sites will be deployed.

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About the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee

The 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee, Inc. (“Host Committee”) is a Florida not-for-profit corporation that operates as a public charity under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  The Host Committee serves as the officially designated Presidential Nominating Convention Host Committee under federal law and is a registered host committee with the Federal Election Commission.  The Host Committee is not involved in any political activity and is in no way considered a political committee under any state or federal laws.  Visit:  www.2012Tampa.com

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. 

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SOURCE:  Tampa Bay Host Committee

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