Murrieta residents with AT&T cellphone service should experience faster speeds and increased reliability due to recent major network improvements in the city, AT&T announced.
Several cell sites in the city have been upgraded, including one near Mulligan Family Fun Center, according to a news release.
AT&T said its efforts are paying off in strong network performance. The Los Angeles region, which includes Murrieta, experienced 30 percent fewer dropped calls in the second quarter of 2012 than were recorded in the same period last year, according to the news release.
The "state-of-the-art" improvements made in Murrieta—which are part of a two-year, $1.7 billion investment throughout the greater Los Angeles area —are expected to more ability to handle a growing volume of calls, video, Internet and other data, the wireless provider said.
“Our goal is for our customers to have a great experience and as part of the Murrieta community our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we’re accomplishing that,” said Ken McNeely, president of AT&T California. “The ongoing investment we’re making is designed to increase coverage and reliability, and to provide advanced services to our customers.”
AT&T has seen an 8,000-percent increase in data traffic in the last four years, which has been its call to action to keep pace and stay ahead of the growing demand for data, the company said.
"It’s like adding lanes to the highway so it can handle more traffic."