AT&T Invests More Than $1.8 Billion Over Three-Year Period To Enhance Local Networks In Missouri

ST. LOUIS, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* has invested more than $1.8 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Missouri between 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to 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 367 wireless network upgrades in Missouri, including new cell sites, addition of network capacity, and new wireless high-speed Internet connections.

“Technology drives the speed of commerce,” AT&T Missouri President John Sondag said. “We’re proud of this three-year investment that we’ve made, and which helps us serve our customers and our business customers every single day.”

Notable Missouri network enhancements in 2014 included:

  • Building more than 60 new cell sites in Missouri.
  • Upgrading more than 240 network connections.
  • Expanding capacity to carry traffic at 60 sites in the state.
  • Enhancing the Distributed Antenna Systems available at the University of Missouri’s Faurot Field, Mizzou Arena and at Busch Stadium.
  • Launching AT&T Business Fiber service in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas.

“Technology investments create jobs and new opportunities for Missourians,” said Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Daniel Mehan. “We’re encouraged by businesses like AT&T who continue to invest in Missouri to deploy new and innovative technology.”

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.***  During 2014, several markets in Missouri were added to AT&T’s extensive 4G LTE network, including Bolivar, Branson, Fulton, Hannibal, Lebanon, Marshall, Maryville, Mexico, Moberly, Neosho,Perryville, Ste. Genevieve, West Plains and additional communities. AT&T’s 4G LTE network now covers more than 97% of all Missourians.

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Source: PR Newswire