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AT&T Invests Nearly $225 Million in New York Wireless and Wireline Networks in First Half of 2013

Investments Strengthen Nation’s Fastest and Most Reliable 4G LTE Network, Largest 4G Network

Albany, New York, August 13, 2013

Blazing speeds.  Great reliability.  Broad coverage.  Excellent overall performance.  That’s what New York residents want from their mobile Internet, and it’s exactly what AT&T* is delivering with an array of network upgrades completed in the first half of 2013.

In the first half of 2013, AT&T invested nearly $225 million in its wireless and wired networks in New York.  The investments included deployment of new macro cell sites, small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems across the state as a part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP, a three-year investment plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks.  The company also expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE network, which provides ultra-fast mobile Internet speeds, and deployed new Wi-Fi hot spots.  

These investments help to ensure that New York residents continue to receive the best possible experience over the AT&T network, whether at home, at work or on the go.  The great performance of AT&T’s 4G LTE network, now the nation’s fastest and most reliable, continues to be validated:

  • AT&T now has the most reliable 4G LTE network.  According to independent third-party data, AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.**
  • Meanwhile, our 4G LTE service was recognized as having faster average download and upload speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive’s most recent 20-market speed tests – the second consecutive year that AT&T has ranked 1st overall.  PCWorld/TechHive also ranked AT&T’s as the fastest combination of 3G and 4G services in the 20 cities it tested.***
  • And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study – sweeping the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.****

“Fast, reliable connectivity is essential to both quality of life and competitiveness at work,” said Marissa Shorenstein, New York President AT&T. “No one understands that better than we do, and no one is doing more than AT&T to mobilize a world that works for people in New York.  With initiatives like Project Velocity IP, we’re working to ensure that New York consumers and businesses remain at the leading edge of broadband services.”

Highlights of network upgrades completed so far this year in New York include 4G LTE launches and expansions in Albany-Schenectady, Auburn, Batavia, Binghamton, Cortland, Ithaca, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Seneca Falls, Syracuse and Watertown and  metropolitan New York including portions of Long Island and Westchester County.  

The 2013 year-to-date network investment builds on the more than more than $1.4 billion that AT&T has invested in its New York wireless and wired networks from 2010 through 2012.

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in New York 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 Focus: New York microsite for NYC, Long Island, Northern NJ, Westchester and Southern Connecticut updates or the AT&T network news page.