January 1

AT&T completes Unicel transition, plans 3G in Vermont for late 2009

first_imgAT&T Mobility,As part of its commitment to provide a smooth transition for former Unicel customers in Vermont, AT&T today announced it has integrated all cell sites in the legacy Unicel network AT&T acquired in Vermont, with AT&T’s existing nationwide wireless network. AT&T is moving forward with plans to launch its third generation (3G) mobile broadband network in Vermont later this year. AT&T acquired Unicel in December 2008.This development represents nearly six months of intense labor during which AT&T optimized cell signals in an effort to create the kind of high-quality wireless experience AT&T customers have come to expect across the country, and paves the way for future network enhancements across the state. AT&T’s wireless network in Vermont is monitored twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at AT&T’s state-of-the-art Global Network Operations Center. This facility manages all of AT&T’s voice and data traffic and provides visibility into network performance in Vermont, allowing the company to better maintain its infrastructure, analyze network performance, and ensure network capacity to meet customer demand. AT&T also has a dedicated network team in place locally, who can be rapidly dispatched to individual cell sites or switching centers, including a newly built AT&T network facility in White River Junction, should the need arise.Since AT&T closed its acquisition of Unicel’s Vermont assets in December 2008, it has added ten new cell sites, bringing new or expanded coverage to customers in Rochester, Wilmington, Lincoln, Williston, Cuttingsville, Essex Junction, Springfield, Westfield, Fairfield and Enosburg Falls. Three additional cell sites are planned for later this year in Plainfield, Poultney and Eden.”The integration and expansion of AT&T’s wireless network is another important step towards our goal of having the assets that will bring mobility and broadband connectivity to every corner of Vermont,” said Governor Jim Douglas. “This is an important economic development tool. If we are to attract good paying companies to locate in Vermont, we must provide broadband connectivity. The State will continue to work closely with AT&T and other service providers who are making critical infrastructure investments in Vermont to help make ubiquitous broadband and wireless access a reality as soon as possible.””While this investment represents a significant milestone, we are committed to bringing expanded wireless coverage and advanced services to our Vermont customers,” said Joseph Divis, vice president of external affairs, for AT&T in the Northeast region. “In fact, with integration complete, we can now begin the task of expanding the nation’s fastest 3G network in to the state.”AT&T is moving forward with plans to launch its third generation (3G) mobile broadband network in Vermont later this year, bringing faster wireless speeds to communities including Burlington, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Albans, Hartford, Ludlow, Brownsville, Windsor, Vernon, White River Junction, West Wardsboro, Jamaica, Brattleboro, West Townshend, West Dover, Jeffersonville, Barre, Waitsfield, Essex Junction, South Burlington, Colchester, Williston, Winooski, Warren, Stowe, Killington, Northfield, Montgomery Center, Bennington, Middlebury and Pownal.AT&T’s 3G wireless network is available in nearly 350 major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and is ranked as the nation’s fastest according to data compiled by leading independent research firms.In response to growing demand for its highly desirable wireless products and services in Vermont, AT&T has added more than 75 new jobs, predominantly sales and customer support positions, across the state. In addition, AT&T is bringing “the store to your door” with a mobile retail store in a retro-fitted RV traveling throughout areas where AT&T has limited brick-and-mortar locations. The RV, a 31-foot AT&T-branded vehicle equipped with the latest wireless devices, has already made several stops this summer in Stowe, Ferrisburgh, Randolph and Thetford. AT&T plans to announce additional RV retail tour locations in the coming weeks.”Our sales team is available to assist customers, especially those transitioning from Unicel, to help them find the right wireless solution to meet their individual needs. Whether they are checking e-mail, uploading video or using award-winning applications like AT&T Navigator, AT&T lets today’s wireless customers make the most of their mobile experience,” added Steve Krom, vice president and general manager for AT&T New England. “From road warriors to texting teens, twice as many Smartphone users in the U.S. have chosen AT&T over any other wireless carrier. We have something for everyone.”There are ten AT&T-owned retail locations in Vermont. AT&T’s products and services are also available at a number of authorized dealer and national retail locations.To find out more details about AT&T’s wireless coverage in Vermont or anywhere in the United States, consumers can go to http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer/(link is external). The online tool provides up-to-date wireless coverage information for specific locations. The tool can measure the quality of coverage based on a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.About AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. 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 fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) 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’s Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE(R) magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com(link is external). This AT&T news release and other announcements are available athttp://www.att.com/newsroom(link is external) and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss(link is external). Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT(link is external) to discover more about our consumer and wireless services.(C) 2009 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking StatementsInformation set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.Source: AT&T. BURLINGTON, Vt., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —last_img read more

August 16

Simona Halep dominates Serena Williams to win 2019 Wimbledon final

first_imgThis was just Halep’s second time ever beating Williams, bringing her all-time record in the series to 9-2. This marks the first time Williams has ever lost three major finals in succession since she made her first final in 1999. The 37-year-old also lost last year’s WImbledon final to Angelique Kerber.MORE: Follow live scores from every match at Wimbledon 2019″She literally played out of her mind,” WIlliams said on the telecast after the match. “So congratulations, Simona.”With the win, Halep is now 2-3 in Grand Slam finals, including her 2018 French Open title. This was her first Wimbledon championship, and her first appearance.Sporting News tracked the match from start to finish. How Halep scored a dominant upset for her first Wimbledon title:Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep live score, resultsBelow are live scores and results from the 2019 Wimbledon women’s singles final.WimbledonFinalSaturday 13 JulyEndSerena Williams (11)22-Simona Halep (7)66-All start times are estimatesClick here or refresh the page if you don’t see a live scoreboard.Match updates, highlights from 2019 Wimbledon women’s finalSet 2: Halep 6, Williams 210:08 a.m.: And there it is. Halep holds Williams to love for the championship point. A completely dominant, masterful performance for the Romanian.The moment @Simona_Halep became Romania’s first ever #Wimbledon singles champion 🇷🇴 pic.twitter.com/bny53dP8AL— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 201910:08 a.m.: It’s 40-love Halep with a chance at Wimbledon right here.10:07 a.m.: It’s 30-love Halep.10:06 a.m.: It’s 15-love Halep.10:06 a.m.: And another break point for Halep. She’ll serve for the championship.Within touching distance…@Simona_Halep gets the break in the second set and is just three games away from a first #Wimbledon title pic.twitter.com/aPjExdjbBr— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 201910:04 a.m.: Advantage Halep with a chance at a break point (again). 10:02 a.m.: Advantage Williams with a chance to get a desperately needed game.10:01 a.m.: Advantage Halep with a chance at a break point. 9:59 a.m.: Double fault by Williams. She’s completely out of her game right now.9:59 a.m.: Another error by Williams results in another game for Halep, who’s up 4-2.9:55 a.m.: A horrendous unforced error by Williams at the net gives Halep a double break point to go up 3-2.9:52 a.m.: Halep is completely in her game. Her court coverage has been incredible. She’s up 30-love. 9:51 a.m.: Halep returns the favor, holding Williams to love to tie it at 2-2.9:48 a.m.: Williams holds Halep to love to make it 2-1.9:45 a.m.: Halep ties it at 1-1 in the second set.9:42 a.m.: Williams up 1-0 in the second set. A very loud, intense game right there.9:39 a.m.: Williams screams after tying it 15-15 in the first game of the second match. Venting some frustrations, seems like.Set 1: Halep 6, Williams 29:36 a.m.: Halep gets the set point, winning 6-2. A masterful start for her, and her first set against Williams in four tries.Lift-off for @Simona_Halep 💨The Romanian takes the opening set 6-2 against Serena Williams, breaking twice and making just two unforced errors #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/g8Qn851x4a— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 20199:32 a.m.: Williams holds Halep to love to make it 5-2 in the first set.9:31 a.m.: And Halep counters, winning the sixth game to go up 5-1.9:30 a.m.: Advantage Halep.9:29 a.m.: Advantage Williams with a chance at a break point.9:26 a.m.: Williams wins the longest rally of the match so far, at 12, to make it 15-love.9:23 a.m.: Williams’ finally on the board, holding Halep to love to make it 4-1 in the first set.9:22 a.m.: Wow. Halep goes up 4-0 in the first set with an ace for the final point.9:20 a.m.: Halep is placing her shots beautifully while Williams is making a lot of unforced errors. Halep is up 30-love in the fourth game.9:18 a.m.: Halep with the double break point — her second of the match. She’s up 3-0 in the first set.9:17 a.m.: It’s 30-30 after traded points, and Williams’ starting to show some emotion. Misfiring early a little.9:16 a.m.: Williams had Halep sprinting the entire court and still came away with the point. It’s 15-15 in the game three.9:15 a.m.: Halep held Williams to love in the second game. She’s up 2-0 in the first set.9:14 a.m.: Halep up 45-love in the second game. Looks like Williams’ a little tight to begin this match.9:13 a.m.: First game to Halep.9:13 a.m.: Halep rallies and has an opportunity at a break point.9:12 a.m.: Traded points make it 30-30.9:11 a.m.: Halep gets her first break on the next point. 15-15. Serena Williams’ quest to match Margaret Court’s all-time Grand Slam singles record has been delayed yet again — in emphatic fashion.Seventh-seeded Simona Halep beat Williams in 56 minutes, winning 6-2, 6-2 in the 2019 Wimbledon final on Saturday. It’s unlikely she could have played a better match, blanketing the court, placing her shots beautifully and committing just three errors. 9:10 a.m.: And Williams goes up 15-love.9:03 a.m.: Halep loses the coin toss, and Williams elects to serve without hesitation. Here we go.9:01 a.m.: The players are making their long walk toward the court.last_img read more