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AT&T Invests More Than $575 Million Over Three-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Massachusetts

AT&T has invested more than $575 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Massachusetts between 2011 and 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 more than 400network upgrades in Massachusetts, including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections.

“Massachusetts 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 Patricia Jacobs, President, AT&T New England. “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 Massachusetts network enhancements in 2013 included:

· Launching AT&T’s 4G LTE network on Cape CodMartha’s Vineyard and in Pittsfield

·  Expanding AT&T’s 4G LTE network to more areas of Worcester,New Bedford and Springfield

·  Upgrading a cell site in Mansfield to bring AT&T 4G LTE coverage to concertgoers at a popular amphitheater

AT&T provides the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering more than 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service. 2013, several markets in Massachusetts were added to AT&T’s extensive LTE network, including:   

· Cape Cod

· Martha’s Vineyard

· Pittsfield

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 Massachusetts 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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