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Another phone company brings 4G LTE to Joplin

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AT&T hosted an official ceremony on Thursday for the launch of it's 4G LTE Network in Joplin.

LTE stands for "Long Term Evolution" and is said to be faster than 4G alone.  The company says it will allow customers to stream, download and upload faster on smart phones, tablets and other devices.

"There is a safety aspect of that - here in Joplin we know that very well because of the weather events we have had in the last few years, as we see more of our news organizations designing special apps this plays in accessing those apps quickly and the information in case of an emergency," says AT&T Regional Director Mike Haynes.

Sprint and Verizon Wireless also offers 4G LTE in the Joplin area.

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