AT&T adds WiFi hotzone in Chicago

AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) is again expanding its WiFi hotzone project in hopes it will ease the burden on its 3G mobile broadband network.

The company has launched a WiFi hotzone pilot in Chicago having already deployed the project in Times Square in New York City in May and in Charlotte, N.C. in July. AT&T's goal has been to add additional WiFi capacity in areas with consistently high 3G traffic and mobile data use.

AT&T said the Chicago hotzone covers Wrigleyville--the neighborhood of restaurants and shops surrounding Wrigley Field. The new hotzone provides coverage along the streets and in the outdoor areas of Wrigleyville on the south, east and west sides of the stadium.

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