AT&T Grows Mobile Internet Footprint

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AT&T Inc. has expanded its mobile Internet coverage in northeast Indiana. The service is now available in Decatur and is part of ongoing statewide improvement efforts. April 1, 2014

News Release

DECATUR, Ind. - AT&T today announced the availability of its mobile Internet service in Decatur, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and applications to customers in the area.

AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of the mobile Internet, offering powerful and flexible connectivity, a wide range of smartphone and other device options, and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and Internet experience.

This upgrade is part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan announced in Fall 2012 to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers' growing desire for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud-based services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add cell sites nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as deploy small cells and add Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.

"Investments in mobile Internet technologies foster economic growth in areas like small business, high-tech manufacturing, health care and education," said State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne). "This investment is especially important to consumers and businesses in Decatur and will have an immediate impact for our consumers and businesses."

"With this upgrade in Decatur, citizens will have even better access to the new and varied ways they are doing business and communicating with each other," said Bill Soards, president of AT&T Indiana. "Our company has invested nearly $1.75 billion in its Indiana wireless and wired networks over the past three years alone, and this is the latest example of AT&T’s significant infrastructure investment."

Over the past six years (2008 to 2013), AT&T invested more than $140 billion into its wireless and wireline networks, when you combine capital and spectrum acquisitions. Since 2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a September 2013 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. "Investment Heroes."

About AT&T

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.

Source: AT&T Inc.