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AT&T Upgrades Network In Southeast Michigan

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. says it has upgraded its wireless network within southeast Michigan.

The improvements include adding greater capacity or bandwidth and speeds to cell towers within Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Lapeer and Washtenaw counties.

The bandwidth upgrades were made in the following communities within these counties:

* Lapeer County: Lapeer

* Macomb County: Eastpointe, Fraser, Mt. Clemens, Warren (three sites)

* Oakland County: Berkley, Birmingham, Farmington Hills (two sites), Highland Township (two sites), Madison Heights, Novi, Rochester, Southfield (two sites) and Troy

* Washtenaw County: Ypsilanti

* Wayne County: Livonia, Plymouth, Detroit (two sites), Dearborn Heights (three sites)

Earlier this year AT&T also announced a nearly 100-site bandwidth expansion within southeast Michigan. And in May the company announced a 60-site upgrade.

“Our Michigan employees are focused on bringing a better mobile experience to southeast Michigan and across the state,” AT&T Michigan President Jim Murray said. “Our investment in the local wireless network is one way we’re accomplishing that. We’re seeing increased data usage across our mobile network, especially at big events. In fact, data on our mobile network has increased about 250,000 percent since 2007, and the majority of that traffic is video.”

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MSU, NYU researchers find partial fingerprint may trick smartphones

EAST LANSING — No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers from New York University and Michigan State University have found that partial similarities between prints are common enough that the fingerprint-based security systems used in mobile phones and other devices can be more vulnerable than previously thought.

The vulnerability lies in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication systems feature small sensors that do not capture a user’s full fingerprint. Instead, they scan and store partial fingerprints, and many phones allow users to enroll several different fingers in their authentication system. Identity is confirmed when a user’s fingerprint matches any of the saved partial prints. The researchers hypothesized that there could be enough similarities among different people’s partial prints that one could create a “MasterPrint.”

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AT&T Upgrades Wireless Network in Northern Michigan

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. has announced upgrades to six cell towers onk its 4G LTE network in Antrim, Kalkaska, Charlevoix and Grand Traverse counties to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.

The communities of Alden, Rapid City, Kalkaska, Evangeline Township and Traverse City received the improvements.

The additional capacity upgrades are like adding more lanes to a highway carrying traffic from a customer’s device to the cell tower, resulting in faster speeds and more reliable service.

Locations include:
* Traverse City, at School Road, east of Silver Lake Road
* Rapid City, at Rapid City Road, Northwest
* Evangeline Township, (two sites) east of Boyne City-Charlevoix Road and west of Old Horton Bay Road
* Kalkaska (two sites), north of County Road 612, Darragh Road Northeast, near County Road 612

AT&T says it has invested nearly $1.65 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Michigan between 2013 through 2015, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.

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AT&T Upgrades Wireless Network in Southeast, Central Michigan

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. has announced upgrades on 11 cell towers on its 4G LTE network in Genesee, Shiawassee, Wayne, and Washtenaw counties to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.

The communities of Ann Arbor, Clio, Detroit, Flushing, Gibraltar, Livonia, New Boston, Owosso, Plymouth and Ypsilanti will see improvements. AT&T says the additional capacity upgrades are like adding more lanes to a highway carrying traffic from a customer’s device to the cell tower, resulting in faster speeds and more reliable service.

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AT&T Brings Faster Network to Kewadin Casinos

DETROIT — AT&T Michigan said it had upgraded its 4G LTE network to provide faster, more reliable wireless service at two Kewadin Casino locations.

Hardware upgrades were made at the casino’s Christmas location on M-28 just west of Munising, and at its St. Ignace location, just north of the city east of Mackinac Trail.

The upgrades mean faster speeds and more reliable connections at both locations.

Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com.

AT&T Brings Faster Network to More Than 100 Michigan Sites

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. has activated upgrades to bring faster speeds to nearly 100 cell sites around the state.

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AT&T Upgrades Network Around Michigan

DETROIT — AT&T has upgraded its network in several areas throughout Michigan to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.

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AT&T Upgrades Network

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. says it has added a new 4G LTE cell site in Beverly Hills, and has upgraded dozens more other cell sites raound the state.

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