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AT&T INVESTS NEARLY $5 BILLION OVER THREE-YEAR PERIOD TO ENHANCE LOCAL NETWORKS IN GEORGIA

 

AT&T has invested more than $4.95 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Georgia 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 1,508 network upgrades in Georgia, including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections. Additionally, AT&T expanded the reach of its network, providing access to U-verse® Internet and video services to more than 39,000 new customer locations and delivering powerful fiber-optic connections to 16,161 business locations at 641 multi-tenant business buildings and business parks.

“Expanding the availability of mobile Internet services across our state will help Georgia’s citizens and businesses compete and thrive in a global marketplace,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “These investments are laying the technological foundation for continued economic growth and for new services and applications that will impact our lives in many areas, including education, medicine and commerce.”

“AT&T’s network investment is an investment in the economic future of Georgia,” said Georgia Chamber President Chris Clark. “Wider availability of mobile Internet service ensures that people across the state have access to the online services and applications they need to succeed at home and at work in a global economy. The pro-business policies of the Governor, Lt. Governor and General Assembly make such investments possible.”

“Georgia 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 AT&T Georgia President Beth Shiroishi. “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 provides the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering more than 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service. 4G LTE deployment is ahead of schedule; AT&T plans to be substantially complete with deployment by the summer of 2014. In 2013, several markets in Georgia were added to AT&T’s extensive LTE network, including:  Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Brunswick, Calhoun, Cedartown, Dalton, Gainesville, Jefferson-Commerce, Macon-Warner Robins, Milledgeville, Rome, Savannah, and Valdosta.

 

AT&T U-verse is delivered over AT&T’s advanced IP network and includes AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse TV, and AT&T U-verse Voice.  AT&T U-verse TV customers enjoy Total Home DVR®, apps for entertainment on the go, and integrated features. AT&T was named Frost & Sullivan Video Company of the Year for 2013. 

 

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 Georgia 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.





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