AT&T recently announced the launch of its wi-fi hot zone in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is also working on another such hot zone in Chicago. AT &T is focusing on lightening up its 3G traffic in large cities and started rolling out wi-fi hot zones at Times Square in New York.
The AT&T hot zone coverage in Charlotte extends along South Brevard Street near the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza to East Trade Street, as well as the Lynx light rail. A similar coverage will be installed in Chicago as well in the next few weeks. AT&T did not specifically identify parts of the city included in the hot zone.
AT&T first introduced the hot zones in NYC last May. It is focusing on areas where there is consistently large volume of 3G traffic and mobile data usage. This has been a welcome change for most AT & T users in New York.