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AT&T Invests More Than $80 Million Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Salt Lake City



Salt Lake City— At AT&T, we’ve invested more than $80 million in our Salt Lake City wireless and wired networks during 2015-2017. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.

In 2017, AT&T made 85 wireless network upgrades in the Salt Lake area including new cell sites and additional network capacity.

“Our customers expect to have access at any moment, from almost any device – almost anywhere,” said Tara Thue, director of external affairs, AT&T Utah. “And we’re investing heavily to deliver faster, more reliable, highly secure connectivity in order to meet – and exceed – those expectations for Salt Lake residents and public safety.”

By building out our 4G LTE network, we’re laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies. We’re boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability of our network using the latest technology.

Since the formation of the FirstNet public-private partnership a little over a year ago, governors from all 50 states, 5 territories and D.C. recognized the value of FirstNet, joining in its mission to strengthen and modernize public safety’s communications capabilities.

FirstNet is a new nationwide communications platform dedicated to America’s public safety community. As we build, deploy and evolve FirstNet, we will build upon our current and planned investments in Utah to help ensure public safety’s network delivers the coverage and cutting-edge capabilities first responders expect – today and for decades to come.

For the 4th year in a row, AT&T earned the top spot in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies list in 2018. We also placed No. 49 among the 50 most admired companies across all industries.


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