4.06.2015

AT&T invests more than $50 million over three years to enhance local network in Albany area


Investment Expands Access to Nation’s Strongest 4G LTE Signal

ALBANY— AT&T* has invested more than $50 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in the Albany, Schenectady and Troy area between 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.
“The economic growth and quality of life in the Capital Region depends on thoughtful innovation and a fast, reliable network,” said Mark Eagan, president and CEO of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber. “With AT&T’s on-going investment, residents and businesses have the tools necessary to compete and grow.”
As part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP), the investment plan focused on network enhancement and expansion. “With a growing range of connected home appliances, cars and wearable devices, we depend more on network connectivity than ever before,” said Marissa Shorenstein, New York President, AT&T.  “AT&T’s continued investment in the Albany region brings a host of new, innovative opportunities for residents and businesses to connect with each other and their customers.”
AT&T provides the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering more than 300 million Americans with 4G LTE service.**  AT&T’s network also has the nation’s strongest LTE signal.***

AT&T* was recently recognized by FORTUNE magazine as the Most Admired Telecommunications Company in the world in 2015. Additionally, FORTUNE ranked AT&T #47 among all companies in all industries in its list of the Top 50 Most Admired companies in the world. FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies lists are among the most highly respected indicators of corporate performance and reputation.

AT&T operates an extensive Wi-Fi network including more than 34,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more 1 million Hot Spots 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.****

If the AT&T-DirecTV merger is approved by regulators, the combined companies will have an opportunity to redefine the video entertainment industry by delivering content to consumers across multiple screens – mobile devices, TVs, laptops, the backseat displays of connected cars, and even airplanes.  AT&T has also committed to expand and enhance its deployment of both wireline and fixed wireless high-speed Internet to cover at least 15 million customer locations across 48 states – most of them in underserved rural areas.
For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Albany 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.
**Reliability claim based on analysis of independent third party data re nationwide carriers’ 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
***Claim based ONLY on avg LTE signal strength for national carriers
****A Wi-Fi enabled device required.  Other restrictions apply.  See attwifi.com for details and locations.
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.


Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward- looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.


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