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AT&T Invests More Than $70 Million In Maryland Wireless And Wireline Networks In First Half Of 2013
Aug 07, 2013 (08:08 PM EDT)
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blazing speeds. Great reliability. Broad coverage. Excellent overall performance. That's what Maryland residents want from their mobile Internet, and it's exactly what AT&T* is delivering with an array of network upgrades completed in the first half of 2013.
In the first half of 2013, AT&T invested more than $70 million in its wireless and wired networks in Maryland. The investments included deployment of new macro cell sites, small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems across the state as a part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP, a three-year investment plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. The company also expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE network, which provides ultra-fast mobile Internet speeds, and deployed new Wi-Fi hot spots.
These investments help to ensure that Maryland residents continue to receive the best possible experience over the AT&T network, whether at home, at work or on the go. The great performance of AT&T's 4G LTE network, now the nation's fastest and most reliable, continues to be validated:
"Fast, reliable connectivity is essential to both quality of life and competitiveness at work," said J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Mid-Atlantic. "No one understands that better than we do, and no one is doing more than AT&T to mobilize a world that works for people in Maryland. With initiatives like Project Velocity IP, we're working to ensure that Maryland consumers and businesses remain at the leading edge of broadband services."
Highlights of network upgrades completed so far this year in Maryland include:
The 2013 year-to-date network investment builds on the nearly $650 million that AT&T has invested in its Maryland wireless and wired networks from 2010 through 2012.
AT&T 4G LTE is now available in multiple areas of the state, including Baltimore, Leonardtown and Ocean City. Nationwide, more than 225 million Americans have access to AT&T 4G LTE service. By year-end 2013, AT&T expects to cover nearly 270 million people and 400 markets with its 4G LTE network.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Maryland 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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