AT&T invested nearly $425 million in its Minnesota wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011 with a focus on improving the company’s mobile broadband coverage and overall performance of its networks according to a statement from the company.
During 2011, AT&T made nearly 850 wireless network upgrades in four key categories in Minnesota. They include activating approximately 20 new cell site or towers, deploying faster fiber-optic connections to nearly 225 cell sites, adding capacity or an extra layer of frequency to cell sites and upgrading more than 275 cell sites to provide faster mobile broadband speeds.
“Our goal is to deliver a network experience that mobilizes everything for customers,” said AT&T State President for Minnesota Bob Bass. “The ongoing investment we’re making in Minnesota is designed to increase coverage and reliability, and to provide advanced services to our customers.”
AT&T plans to upgrade thousands of cell sites nationwide and double its 4G LTE coverage in 2012