AT&T investments top $150 million
AT&T announced Tuesday that between 2010 and 2012 it invested more than $150 million to improve wireless and wireline networks.
Over that period, AT&T made nearly 375 wireless network upgrades across West Virginia.
Improvements included activating new cell sites, adding capacity, upgrading sites to faster network speeds, and adding new systems to boost wireless coverage and capacity in buildings and at major venues like convention halls or sports arenas.
In a statement, House Speaker Rick Thompson said the investment is a powerful driver for economic development in the state.
"This investment by AT&T to expand its mobile Internet network will help more people and businesses stay connected in today's fast-moving technological world," Thompson said. In addition to the past investments, AT&T also recently launched its Project Velocity IP investment initiative, a three-year program designed to further expand and enhance its wireless and wired broadband networks.