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AT&T Invests Nearly $150 Million Over Three-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Hartford Area

AT&T has invested nearly $150 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Hartford between 2011 and 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 30 network upgrades in the Hartford area, including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections. 

“Hartford 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 John Emra, President, AT&T Connecticut. “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.”

Notable Hartford network enhancements in 2013 include expanding AT&T’s 4G LTE network to more areas in Hartford.

“Continued investment in fast and reliable Internet connectivity is critical for both quality of life and economic growth in Hartford,” said Robert W. Santy, President and CEO, Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC)  “Enhanced wireless and wired connectivity is an important benefit for residents, and the expansion of fiber-optic connections helps to level the playing field for small and mid-sized businesses across the metro area.”  

AT&T’s network investment has resulted in a 4G LTE network that has been recognized for its speed, reliability and coverage.

AT&T provides the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering nearly 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service.

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 and U-verse 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 Hartford 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.

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