AT&T Alabama in our Communities
AT&T Brings Faster Network to Birmingham Customers
Giving Customers Better Access to Mobile Internet
BIRMINGHAM, AL., April 5, 2018 — AT&T* has added a cell tower on its 4G LTE network on 2nd Avenue North in Birmingham to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service. This new tower is helping meet the needs of improved wireless connectivity and service at the new Pizitz Food Hall, Alabama Theater, McWane Center and other businesses, restaurants and apartment buildings in the popular downtown area.
“The expansion and improvement of wireless communications is increasingly important whether it’s helping the daily operations of small business, large industry, education, public safety, health care, or any other segment of our economy,” said Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. “This announcement helps bring more connectivity than ever before to this part of our city and will prove to be very beneficial.”
AT&T’s investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices. With 4G LTE service, customers will experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends. This enhancement will also support economic development in the area by improving connectivity for business customers. This helps Birmingham residents stay connected while getting the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.
“AT&T constantly strives to meet and – hopefully – exceed the demands of our customers,” said Wayne Hutchens, president of AT&T Alabama. “This new cell tower in downtown Birmingham is just one example of how private sector investment is making a positive impact in our state and will enhance and complement AT&T’s existing wireless network for the downtown area.”
By building out the 4G LTE network, AT&T is laying the foundation for the evolution to 5G, the next advance in network technologies. AT&T is increasing network speeds and capacity to continue to expand the availability and capacity of the network using the latest technology.
AT&T in Alabama:
AT&T invested more than $1.1 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Alabama from 2014 to 2016 and has deployed nearly 1.7 million strand-miles of fiber-optic high-speed infrastructure across the state. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. AT&T has been investing in Alabama communities for 139 years and is proud of our long-standing presence in Jefferson County.
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