AT&T Updates on Investments In Wisconsin
Mar 05, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
AT&T reported that it invested nearly $725 million in its Wisconsin wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.
According to a release, AT&T has made nearly 575 wireless network upgrades in six key categories in Wisconsin during 2012, including activating new cell sites, adding capacity, upgrading cell sites to provide 4G LTE mobile Internet speeds, deploying high-capacity Ethernet connections to cell sites, and adding or upgrading Distributed Antenna Systems, which boost wireless coverage and capacity in buildings and at venues like convention halls or sports arenas.
"We know our customers depend on us for fast, reliable mobile Internet connections at home, work and everywhere in between," said Scott VanderSanden, President, AT&T Wisconsin. "Delivering for our Wisconsin customers is a top priority and our ongoing investment here is designed to deliver a superior mobile Internet experience, encompassing speed, coverage and reliability."
AT&T said it launched 4G LTE in the Milwaukee and Green Bay areas in 2012. AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides faster mobile Internet speeds and improved performance on a variety of mobile smartphones and tablets.
"Broadband access is a priority we often hear about as we travel around the state, no matter the location, because it is such a powerful driver for economic development," said State Senator Paul Farrow. "This investment by AT&T to expand its mobile Internet network will help more people and businesses stay connected in today's fast-moving technological world."
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