AT&T Upgrading the 3G network

Hooray!  AT&T has announced upgrades to its 3G network to HSPA 7.2 in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami.  According to their press release, HSPA 7.2 can support 7.2 Mbps. Of course, this in itself doesn’t help my 3G (no "S")  iPhone.  The important part of the announcement comes several paragraphs down:

As HSPA 7.2 is rolled out in each U.S. market, it will be supported by substantial additional wireless backhaul, the critical connections that carry traffic from cell sites to AT&T’s IP backbone network.

If I read this correctly, it means that the network will be able to support more devices pulling more data. That’s a real benefit.

To the degree that one can feel warm and fuzzy about TPC, I have to say "Good job, guys!"