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Enhancing our network in Connecticut

Mobile data traffic on AT&T’s national wireless network increased more than 360,000% from 2007-2017. As streaming video continues to take over the online experience and as new apps and services are introduced, data demand and consumption will only continue to rise. With increasing demand and pressure on the mobile network, we’re working on new and innovative ways to improve and prepare for the future. Small cells can help. Small cells are one example of the improvements we are making that will help satisfy this ever-increasing demand for network capacity. Learn more about small cell efforts in Connecticut.

AT&T Connecticut News

August 27, 2018

AT&T Invests More Than $200 Million Dollars Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Connecticut

Posted by AT&T Connecticut Team

At AT&T1, we've invested more than $200 million dollars in our Connecticut 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 621 wireless network upgrades in Connecticut. We built new cell sites, expanded our capacity and added additional carriers.  

Following the enactment of recent rules by the Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), AT&T will continue its investment in Connecticut with additional upgrades.

"Recent PURA decisions affecting the deployment of small cells on utility poles encourage companies to invest more in wireless infrastructure. We're now speeding our wireless build out plans in Connecticut with tens of millions of dollars dedicated to improving our mobile network," said John Emra, president of AT&T Connecticut. "We applaud them for their work that will also pave the path to 5G mobile services in the years ahead."

The AT&T LTE network now covers more than 400 million people in North America. Notable Connecticut network enhancements in 2017 included:

  • Increasing capacity with 365 bandwidth expansions, adding 250 additional carriers and building 6 new transmission sites.

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 Connecticut 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.

We were ranked first or second in all 9 attributes used to compile the list, including innovation, people management, quality of management, long-term investment value, quality of products/services and global competitiveness.

To learn more about our coverage in Connecticut, or anywhere in the U.S., visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

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February 12, 2018

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Posted by John Emra
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Posted by AT&T Connecticut Team
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Update: Help a charity in Connecticut win BIG

Posted by AT&T Connecticut Team
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