3G Easy as 1-2-3 at Smithsonian

AT&T boosts its coverage in Smithsonian museums

By Andrea Berry
|  Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010  |  Updated 12:01 PM EDT
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3G Easy as 1-2-3 at Smithsonian

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AT&T is boosting 3G coverage in Smithsonian museums.

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Priceless artifacts just aren't enough for some people. 

AT&T is targeting iPhone users who feel the need to Google facts even while they're inside the Smithsonian's most popular museums.

The wireless company has boosted 3G coverage in nine museums, according to the Washington Business Journal. This includes the National Museum of Natural History, the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of African Art, the Freer Gallery of Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Museum of American History, the Ripley Center (International Gallery) and the National Air and Space Museum.

"With the amount of smart phones selling these days, we know for a fact people want to use them in those museums," Rob Forsyth told the Business Journal. He's AT&T's vice president and general manager in our area.

"It was a no-brainer investment," Forsyth told the WBJ.

AT&T has made its goal to boost 3G network capacity by 80 percent on the National Mall, according to the Business Journal.

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