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AT&T Invests Nearly $60 Million In West Virginia Wireless And Wireline Networks In First Half Of 2013
Aug 08, 2013 (08:08 PM EDT)
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blazing speeds. Great reliability. Broad coverage. Excellent overall performance. That's what West Virginia 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 nearly $60 million in its wireless and wired networks in West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia. With initiatives like Project Velocity IP, we're working to ensure that West Virginia consumers and businesses remain at the leading edge of broadband services."
Highlights of network upgrades completed so far this year in West Virginia include:
"AT&T's network investment supports West Virginia's economic health and our residents' ability to succeed at work and at home," said Steve Roberts, President, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. "The expansion of mobile Internet service helps to ensure that people across the state have access to the latest online services and applications."
The 2013 year-to-date network investment builds on the more than $150 million that AT&T has invested in its West Virginia wireless and wired networks from 2010 through 2012.
AT&T 4G LTE is now available in multiple areas of the state, including Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown and Oak Hill. 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 West Virginia 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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SOURCE AT&T Inc.