AT&T Invests $8.7 Billion Over Three-Years to Keep California Connected

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AT&T is proud to have the nation’s best and also fastest wireless network, as well as the largest network in North America.

From 2017-2019, the company has invested more than $8.7 billion in our wireless and wireline networks in California to expand coverage and improve connectivity in more communities.

That investment has increased reliability, coverage and overall performance for residents and businesses, which is essential for connecting our customers with family, friends and colleagues – no matter the distance. It’s also improved critical communications services for California’s first responders using the FirstNet network.

Today, AT&T’s 4G LTE network covers more than 330 million people.3 That’s more than 2.61 million square miles and over 99% of all Americans. It has also expanded access to high-speed internet in California by building more than 2.1 million additional fiber connections.

“We increased our investment in California by $500 million from the three-year period we reported last year,” said AT&T California President Rhonda Johnson. “Whether it’s expanding 5G or preparing for wildfires or PSPS events, we’re committed to enhancing coverage for our customers and FirstNet subscribers. During these unprecedented times our ongoing investment in California helps keep Californians connected when and where they need it most.”

Building the Future of Wireless Connectivity, Today

5G is the future of wireless technology and is poised to jumpstart the next wave of unforeseen mobile innovation. California customers are already experiencing the power of 5G in cities across the state, and we’re committed to bringing next-generation 5G coverage to more communities as we build toward nationwide coverage this year.

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