AT&T invests $180 million in Wisconsin and Colorado wireless and wired networks

Telecom Lead America: AT&T has invested around $180
million in its Wisconsin and Colorado wireless and wired networks in the first
half of 2012.


While the investment in Colorado was nearly $80 million,
AT&T invested around $100 million in Wisconsin.


In Colorado, network upgrades include activation of new
cell sites or towers to improve network coverage, deploying faster connections
to enable 4G speeds, and adding spectrum capacity to support additional


AT&T network upgrades in Colorado also include
deployment of new Wi-Fi hot spots and backbone network connections. 


Bill Soards, president, AT&T-Colorado, said the
ongoing investment in Colorado is designed to increase 4G coverage, reliability
and speed.  AT&T will continue to invest in technologies like Wi-Fi
and DAS to help provide customers with the best connections.


In Wisconsin, AT&T invested in new cell sites in
Minocqua and Shiocton.


AT&T has set up new Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)
at West Towne (Madison), Mayfair (Milwaukee) and Brookfield Square (Milwaukee)
malls, Milwaukee’s ballpark and Mitchell International Airport.


Expansion of mobile Internet service was completed in
Manitowoc, Aniwa, Cecil, Gillet, Marion, Tigerton, Pulaski and Shawano.


AT&T also added capacity around the Wisconsin State
Fair to bolster coverage for guests. In addition, capacity was also added to 52
cell sites in the Milwaukee area since January 2012.


AT&T network upgrades in Wisconsin also include
deployment of new Wi-Fi hot spots and backbone network connections.


AT&T Wisconsin State President Scott VanderSanden,
said AT&T is working to build a 4G network that’s smarter and better to
provide customers with a superior mobile Internet experience.


AT&T’s innovation and investment has resulted in the
nation’s largest 4G network, covering 275 million people with ultra-fast speeds
and a more consistent user experience.  AT&T is the only U.S. service
provider to deploy two compatible 4G technologies to deliver more speed to more


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