Investment Expands Access to Nation's Most Reliable 4G LTE Network, Benefits of Mobile Broadband



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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

business customers.

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

grow."

Notable Utah network enhancements in 2013 included:

-- More than 80 LTE sites were activated in Salt Lake and Utah

Counties.

-- 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,

including:

-- 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

plans.

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

news page.

* 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

Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at

http://www.youtube.com/att .

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