AT&T Invests Nearly $550 Million Over Three-Year Period To Enhance Local Networks In Colorado
Investment Expands Access to Nation's Most Reliable 4G LTE Network, Benefits of Mobile Broadband
March 06, 2014 --
DENVER, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* has invested nearly $550 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Colorado 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 292 network upgrades in Colorado, including new cell sites, addition of wireless network capacity, and new broadband network connections.
"Colorado 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 Roberta Robinette, President, AT&T Colorado. "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."
Notable Colorado network enhancements in 2013 included:
- Launched Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and IPTV at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
- Launched DAS at Colorado State Capitol.
- Doubled 4G LTE capacity for customers at ski resort areas such as Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Vail, Aspen and Snowmass.
- New cell sites launched in Buena Vista, Cotopaxi and Idaho Springs.
"We have made it a priority this legislative session to create the right policies to allow more investment in the networks that serve the people of Colorado that both demand and deserve high-speed networks to meet their growing personal and business needs. We appreciate investments like these from the private sector that help build our economic future and serve the needs of people in both rural and urban parts of Colorado," said Representative Angela Williams.
AT&T provides the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering more than 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service.
In 2013, several markets in Colorado were added to AT&T's extensive LTE network, including Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Grand Junction and Silverthorne.
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 Colorado 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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** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots.
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