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AT&T INVESTSMORE THAN $250 MILLION OVER THREE-YEAR
PERIOD TO ENHANCE LOCAL NETWORKS IN COLUMBUS AREA
Investment Expands Access to Nation’s Most Reliable 4G LTE Network, AT&T
U-verse Services; Brings Powerful Fiber-Optic Connections to More Local
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Mar. 6, 2014)—AT&T*has invested more than $250 million in its best-inclass wireless and wired networks in Columbus between 2011 through 2013, driving a wide
range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and
“AT&T’s investment in their broadband network in the greater Columbus area is a critical
element of our work to position the city as the best place for entrepreneurs to start companies
inthe United States,” said Tom Walker, President and CEO, Tech Columbus. “Our residents and
businesses need the latest and greatest broadband technologies to grow their businesses and
to be able to enjoy time with family and friends.”
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 101 network upgrades in the Columbus
area, including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new
broadband network connections. Additionally, AT&T expanded the reach of its network,
providing access to U-verse®Internet and video services to 11,000 new customer locationsand
delivering powerful fiber-optic connections to 1,099business locations at 58 multi-tenant
business buildings and business parks.
“Columbus 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 Adam Grzybicki, President of
AT&T Ohio. “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 nearly 280 million
Americans with 4G LTE service.**
AT&T U-verseis delivered over AT&T’s advanced IP network and includes AT&T U-verse High
Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse TV, and AT&T U-verse Voice.***AT&T U-verse TV customers
enjoy Total Home DVR®, apps for entertainment on the go, and integrated features. AT&T was
named Frost & Sullivan Video Company of the Year for 2013.
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 Columbus 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.
* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by
** Speed & Reliability claims based on analysis of independent third party data re nationwide carriers’ 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark
of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
*** Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. Call or go to www.att.com/u-verse to see if you qualify.
**** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots.
To define a market, we rely on the Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA), as established by the United States Office of Management
and Budget. Minor differences, if any, between annual totals reflect annual updating of market boundaries in our record systems.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored
companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the
providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of
network resources that includes the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading
provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in
mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier,
offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV
service with the AT&T U-verse
brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business
communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.