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AT&T Invests More Than $50 Million Over Three-Year Period To Enhance
Local Networks In Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T has invested more
than $50 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in
Wyoming between 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to
enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and
Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan to expand
and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, AT&T in 2013
made 147network upgrades in Wyoming, including new cell sites,
addition of wireless network capacity, and new broadband network
"Wyoming residents depend on our fast and reliable Internet
connections more and more every day, whether it's instant access to
files and apps at work, watching a video at home, or even receiving
updates from connected cars or home monitors," said Cheryl Riley,
Director of External Affairs, AT&T Wyoming. "AT&T is making robust
investments locally to make sure that residents can take full
advantage of the latest services and tools, and that businesses have
the speed they need to compete and grow."
Notable Wyoming network enhancements in 2013 included:
-- Additional LTE sites added across the state.
-- Doubled capacity for customers in downtown Laramie, downtown Casper
plus Gillette, Buffalo and Sundance.
"Continued investment in fast and reliable Internet connectivity is
critical for both quality of life and economic growth in Wyoming,"
said Senator Cale Case, Chairman of the Senate Corporations, Elections
and Political Subdivisions Committee. "Enhanced wireless and wired
connectivity is an important benefit for residents, businesses and
visitors across the state."
"In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks create economic
opportunities for healthcare, manufacturing, education, transportation
and public safety," said Representative Rosie Berger, Chairman of the
House Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee.
"We appreciate AT&T's continued investment to bring these high-tech
services to consumers and businesses in Wyoming.
AT&T provides the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network today,
covering more than 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service. In 2013,
Laramie and Cheyenne were added to AT&T's extensive LTE network.
AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** including more than
32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores
and retailers, and provides access to more than 529,000 hotspots
globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers
get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost,
and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Wyomingor anywhere in
the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For
updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network
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and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots.
To define a market, we rely on the Core Based Statistical Areas
(CBSA), as established by the United States Office of Management and
Budget. Minor differences, if any, between annual totals reflect
annual updating of market boundaries in our record systems.
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of the most honored companies in the world . Its subsidiaries and
affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T
services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful
array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest and most
reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless,
Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader
in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage
worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that
work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with
the AT&T U-verse @ brand. The company's suite of IP-based business
communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
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