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AT&T INVESTS MORE THAN $750 MILLION OVER THREE-YEAR PERIOD TO ENHANCE LOCAL NETWORKS IN GREATER WASHINGTON, DC AREA
Investment Expands Access to Nation’s Most Reliable 4G LTE Network,
Benefits of Mobile Broadband
WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 10, 2014
AT&T* has invested more than $750 million its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Washington, DC from 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), a three-year investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, AT&T in 2013 made 173 network upgrades in the Washington, DC area, including new cell sites and addition of wireless network capacity.
DC area 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
Denis Dunn, president of AT&T in the District of Columbia.
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 network enhancements in 2013 included:
LTE cell site launches in DC, near the zoo in Woodley Park, in Penn Quarter and downtown near the National Mall.
LTE cell site launches in Northern Virginia - Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Reston.
LTE cell site launch in College Park, Maryland.
“Continued investment in
fast and reliable Internet connectivity is critical for both quality of life and economic growth in the DC region,
. “Enhanced wireless and wired connectivity