At AT&T1, we’ve invested nearly $7.0 billion in our Texas wireless 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.
In 2017, AT&T made 1,903 wireless network upgrades in Texas. Notable [Texas] network enhancements in 2017 included the addition 108 small cells, 28 LTE bandwidth expansions, 457 LTE capacity adds, 4 new site builds, and 7 in-building distributed antenna systems (DAS).
“Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed legislation that encourages companies to invest more in wireless infrastructure. We’re now speeding our wireless build out plans in Texas with hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to improving its mobile network,” said Dave Nichols, president of AT&T Texas. “This investment will also pave the path to 5G mobile services in the years ahead.”
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. We announced plans to bring 5G to Dallas and Waco this year. We announced LTE-LAA availability in Austin, Dallas, Houston, McAllen, and San Antonio. We’re also launching 5G Evolution in nearly 30 cities across Texas.
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 Texas 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 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 nearly two-million customer locations in the Texas area.
We have the largest fiber network within our 21-state wireline footprint.2 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 connection 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