AT&T Invests Nearly $2 Billion Over Three-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in New Jersey
Investment Expands Access to Nation's Most Reliable 4G LTE Network, Benefits of Mobile Broadband
Trenton, New Jersey, March 03, 2014
AT&T* has invested nearly $2 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in New Jersey between 2011 through 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 nearly 450 network upgrades in New Jersey, including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections.
“New Jersey 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 J. Michael Schweder, Mid-Atlantic President, AT&T. “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.”
AT&T provides the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering more than 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service. 4G LTE deployment is ahead of schedule; AT&T plans to be substantially complete with deployment by the summer of 2014. In 2013, several markets in New Jersey were added to AT&T’s extensive LTE network including Atlantic City, southern New Jersey shore points and Vineland.
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 New Jersey 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.