AT&T expands Houston coverage. Is it helping?

AT&T is expanding mobile broadband coverage in the Houston metro area, but is it really helping? Some AT&T customers don't think so.

David Martin
David Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the industry as a programmer, systems and business analyst, author, and consultant.
David Martin

On Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reported that AT&T is working to improve its mobile broadband coverage in the Houston area. Considering the size of the Houston market, I'm not surprised, but is it working and is the carrier making improvements fast enough?

I spoke to several AT&T customers in the area who all answered that it is not. Their No. 1 complaint is that reception inside homes remains poor, which is interesting considering that AT&T was going to deploy different frequency cellular radios to eliminate such problems. Sure, you can buy a femtocell to boost your in-home coverage, but I don't think that you should have to pay extra for such service.

So the question is, what is going on in your neck of the woods? Has AT&T announced any infrastructure expansion in your area? Have any of these resulted in enhanced, more of the same, or just plain worse services? Please share your experience with AT&T network expansion in the comments or write us at iphoneatlas@cnet.com.