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AT&T Invests More Than $975 Million Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Louisiana

At AT&T, we have invested more than $975 million in our Louisianawireless and wired networks during 2015–2017. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.

Michael Olivier, CEO of Committee of 100, Louisiana’s Business Roundtable, stated, “Sustained investment by the private sector is critical to making sure Louisiana continues to thrive. AT&T Louisiana continues to demonstrate its strong commitment to building a company, products and services to help our state’s economy grow today and for the future.”

Sonia Perez, President of AT&T Louisiana said, “With more than $975 million of investment in just the past three years, AT&T Louisiana is on a forward-thinking path to help ensure more access and higher-speed connectivity than ever before. It’s an exciting time to be part of a growing state and AT&T is helping position Louisiana to meet the needs of businesses and residents who have increasing demands for fiber and wireless services.”

The AT&T LTE network now covers more than 400 million people in North America. By building out our 4G LTE network, we’re laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies. We’re boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability of our network using the latest technology.

Since the formation of the FirstNet public-private partnership a little over a year ago, governors from all 50 states, 5 territories and D.C. recognized the value of FirstNet, joining in its mission to strengthen and modernize public safety’s communications capabilities.

FirstNet is a new nationwide communications platform dedicated to America’s public safety community. As we build, deploy and evolve FirstNet, we will build upon our current and planned investments in Louisiana to help ensure public safety’s network delivers the coverage and cutting-edge capabilities first responders expect – today and for decades to come.

For the 4th year in a row, AT&T earned the top spot in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies list in 2018. We were also placed No. 49 among the 50 most admired companies across all industries.

We were ranked first or second in all 9 attributes used to compile the list, including innovation, people management, quality of management, long-term investment value, quality of products/services and global competitiveness.

Our Internet Offerings

We continue to expand the scope of our ultra-fast internet powered by AT&T Fiber. We now market our ultra-fast internet service powered by AT&T Fiber to more than 175,000 customer locations in Louisiana.

We have the largest fiber network within our 21-state wireline footprint. And AT&T is the largest U.S.-based provider of fiber for business services, creating an unparalleled ability to serve businesses of all sizes.

We also now market a 1 gigabit connection3 on our 100% fiber network to 9 million locations across 71 major metro areas nationwide.  We plan to reach at least 14 million locations across at least 84 metro areas by mid-2019 for consumers.-PR Newswire

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