AT&T Invests More Than $2.7 Billion Over Three-Year Period to Enhance Local Network in Dallas-Fort Worth Area
Via AT&T News Room
Aug 10, 2015
Investment Expands Access to Nation’s Strongest 4G LTE Signal, AT&T U-verse Services
DALLAS , April 14, 2015 — AT&T has invested more than $2.7 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Dallas-Fort Worth between 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.
As part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan focused on network enhancement and expansion, AT&T in 2014 made 85 wireless network upgrades in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including new cell sites, addition of network capacity, and new wireless high-speed internet connections. Additionally, AT&T expanded the reach of its network, providing access to AT&T U-verse® High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse video and AT&T U-verse voice services to 24,500 new customer locations.
“With a growing range of connected home appliances, cars and wearable devices, we depend more on network connectivity than ever before,” said Holly Reed, AT&T Senior Vice-President of External Affairs. “AT&T’s continued investment in Dallas-Fort Worth brings a host of new, innovative opportunities for residents and businesses to connect with each other and their customers.”
Notable Dallas-Fort Worth network enhancements in 2014 included:
- Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at the Marriott City Center in Dallas and the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas
- Upgrades to the existing DAS at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Hyatt Regency Reunion Tower in Dallas, Sheraton Hotel Towers and Convention Center in Dallas
- Expanding LTE to Collin Creek Mall DAS in Plano
- Additional capacity at the American Airlines Center in Dallas
- Increasing coverage at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
“AT&T calls the DFW area its home, and we are proud that Texas continues to provide opportunities for the investment of companies into our communities,” said Rep. Angie Chen Button. “Through the forward looking tax policies of the Texas Legislature, AT&T has been able to invest more than $2.7 billion to ensure that we have access to the latest technologies and services that our residents crave and our businesses demand for success in a technology-driven world.”
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 U-verse is delivered over AT&T’s advanced IP network and includes AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse TV, and AT&T U-verse Voice. AT&T U-verse TV customers enjoy Total Home DVR®, apps for entertainment on the go, and integrated features. AT&T recently received three Women’s Choice Awards® as “America’s Most Recommended Brand Among Women for Broadband, Television and Phone Service Provider.” Frost & Sullivan recognized AT&T for its leadership in high-speed Internet services with the 2015 North American Competitive Strategy and Innovation Leadership of the Year Award for Broadband, AT&T U-verse TV with the 2015 North American Company of the Year for Multichannel Video for its growth, innovation, and leadership, and the 2015 North American Company of the Year for Consumer Communication Services.
AT&T announced a major initiative in 2014 to expand the availability of U-verse with AT&T GigaPowerSM in up to 25 markets nationwide. Hundreds of thousands of customer locations across parts of Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem are able to sign-up for ultra-fast speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. AT&T has since announced it will deliver the AT&T GigaPower network to an additional 11 markets: Atlanta; Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C.; Chicago; Cupertino, Calif.; Houston; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miami, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; St. Louis and San Antonio.
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.