Patent Number: 8,818,379

Title: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing multiple communication paths

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for providing multiple communication paths. According to embodiments, a method for providing multiple communication paths is provided. According to the method, a plurality of cellular towers within a given range from a cellular device is determined. A first quality rating is determined for each of the plurality of cellular towers. A first group of cellular towers is selected from the plurality of cellular towers based on the first quality rating. A first plurality of communication paths is established between the cellular device and the first group of cellular towers. Each of the first plurality of communication paths may correspond to one of the cellular towers in the first group. At least one quality factor associated with each of the first plurality of communication paths is adjusted based on the first quality rating.

Inventors: Aaron; Jeffrey A. (Atlanta, GA)

Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.

International Classification: H04W 36/32 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018