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AT&T INVESTS MORE THAN $45 MILLION OVER THREE YEAR PERIOD TO ENHANCE LOCAL NETWORKS IN ROCHESTER AREA
Investment Expands Access to Nation’s Most Reliable 4G LTE Network, Benefits of Mobile Broadband
ROCHESTER, N.Y., MAR., 6, 2014 — AT&T* has invested more than $45 million in its best-inclass wireless and wired networks in Rochester 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 significant network upgrades in the Rochester area, such as new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections. ―Rochester 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. ―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.‖ As part of the company’s commitment to enhancing local innovation, AT&T recently off kicked a two-month ―virtual hackathon‖ in association with Rochester Institute of Technology, Digital Rochester, High Tech Rochester and Hack Upstate, in which developers can utilize open data to build smartphone apps that serve community needs. Top winners in the AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge will receive prizes totaling $18,000 in cash. In 2013, AT&T brought AT&T Digital Life, a home security and automation service, to the Rochester area serving customers in 35 communities in Monroe, Ontario, Wayne and Livingston Counties.

Rochester Business Alliance President and CEO Sandy Parker added, ―Investment in fast and reliable Internet connectivity is critical for both quality of life and economic growth in Rochester and all of New York. Enhanced wireless access is an important benefit for residents that help level the playing field for small and mid-sized businesses across the state.‖

AT&T provides the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering nearly 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service.** Our 4G LTE deployment is ahead of schedule; we plan to be substantially complete with our deployment by the summer of 2014. 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 and U-verse 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 Rochester 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.
* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. *** Speed & Reliability claims based on analysis of independent third party data re nationwide carriers’ 4G LTE. LTE is a tra demark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere *** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. To define a market, we rely on the Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA), as established by the United States Office of Management and Budget. Minor differences, if any, between annual totals reflect annual updating of market boundaries in our record systems.

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