This is great news.
AT&T today announced plans to upgrade the nation’s fastest 3G network to deliver considerably faster mobile broadband speeds. The network upgrades are slated to begin later this year, with completion expected in 2011.
The upgraded network platform could allow for theoretical peak speeds of 7.2Mbps.
As an iPhone user who is almost always connected to WiFi, it can get pretty frustrating when I have to connect via 3G or (gasp!) Edge Network. By increasing the network speeds, my iPhone is becoming a more valuable device. And now with its tethering capabilities, my Dell Mini and I will be connecting at respectable speeds from hither and yawn. Suh-weeeet.