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



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AT&T Invests Nearly $100 Million Over Three-Year Period To Enhance

Local Networks In Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has invested

nearly $100 millionin its best-in-class wireless networks in Salt Lake

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 43 network upgrades in the Salt Lake City area, including new

cell sites, addition of wireless network capacity, and new broadband

network connections.

"Salt Lake 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."

AT&T was named Salt Lake City'sfastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine's

2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study. AT&T swept the top

rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast,

Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.**

AT&T provides the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network today,

covering nearly 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service.

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 and U-verse 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 Salt Lake City or

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.

** PC Magazine, June 17, 2013;

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp

*** 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 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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