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AT&T Invests Nearly $200 Million Over Three-Year Period To Enhance
Local Networks In Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T has invested nearly
$200 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Utah
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 222network upgrades in Utah, including new cell sites, addition
of wireless network capacity, and new broadband network connections.
"Utah 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 Tara Thue, Director of External
Affairs, AT&T Utah. "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
Notable Utah network enhancements in 2013 included:
-- More than 80 LTE sites were activated in Salt Lake and Utah
-- Cell sites in Vernal and St. George were enhanced to allow more
simultaneous voice and data traffic.
-- Additional capacity to cell sites across the state, allowing voice
and data traffic to move faster and more smoothly.
AT&T provides the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network today,
covering more than 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service. In 2013,
several markets in Utahwere added to AT&T's extensive LTE network,
-- Heber, Ogden-Clearfield, Provo-Orem and Salt Lake City.
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 Utahor 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
* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries
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.
About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding
company and one 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.
Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services
provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at
http://www.att.com/aboutus or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT , on
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