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March 10, 2014

AT&T Expands Its Investment in New York

AT&T (News - Alert) recently announced that it has invested nearly $1.45 billion in its wireless and wired networks in New York between 2011 and 2013 in an effort to offer reliable and high-performance services to its customers.

To offer greater accessibility to its customers, AT&T has also report the addition of new cell sites, wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections. In 2013, several markets in New York were added to AT&T's LTE network, including Jamestown, Batavia, Binghamton, Elmira, Corning (News - Alert), Ithaca, Cortland, Amsterdam, Utica-Rome and Watertown.  

In total, the company has made 995 network upgrades in New York and hopes to make even more in the coming months and years.

"New York 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 Marissa Shorenstein, New York President, AT&T.

Shorenstein explain that the company 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 currently supplies 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. The company also offers 4G LTE (News - Alert) service to its 280 million Americans customers.

AT&T plans to complete 4G LTE deployment by end of this summer and hopes to gain more smartphone customers by offering access to their entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost. 

Edited by Blaise McNamee

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