AT&T spends $1.9 billion to expand 4G LTE service across the USA

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If you're still using older 700MHz wireless systems, look out! Back in 2010, it became illegal to continue using wireless microphones in the what's been called "700MHz range." Specifically, any wireless microphone operating between 698-806MHz, became off-limits in order to make room for new wireless uses by the major carriers like Verizon and AT&T.

About five years ago, we began to write about these changes, and then started to warn you that the major wireless carriers had paid a lot of money and didn't intend to let the bandwidth sit idle. Soon, the "Lower B Block frequencies" will be idle no more.  Some of you continue to choose to take your chances, and are finding out the hard way that time is running out.

We've learned that AT&T intends to use the new bandwidth (former TV Channel 53 from 704-710MHZ and former TV Channel 58 from 734-740MHz) to expand its 4G LTE coverage across 18 states -- Colorado, California, Idaho, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming -- by the Summer of 2014.

If you've gotten away with continuing to use 700MHz wireless like some of the Audio Technica 1400 Series, the 1st generation Sennheiser Evolution Wireless, and others, it's time to make a switch. One of these days, those big AT&T towers will get turned on and it'll be the end of the line for these older units.

We've been helping people navigate the changes to the wireless spectrum since the day these changes were announced, and we have several good options (and some rebate deals to help ease the pain) to keep you away from changes that might transpire in the future. Call us anytime.