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Enhancing our network in Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts.

AT&T Massachusetts News

August 28, 2018

AT&T Invests More Than $425 Million Dollars Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Massachusetts

Posted by AT&T Massachusetts Team

At AT&T1*, we've invested more than $425 million dollars in our Massachusetts 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 603 wireless network upgrades in Massachusetts. We added bandwidth, additional carriers and built new transmission sites. 

"AT&T continues our commitment to enhancing our Massachusetts network in new and innovative ways," said Patricia Jacobs, President of AT&T – New England. "We are working closely with local leaders to bring small cells to communities across the Commonwealth, which will help boost capacity and speed and provide the necessary backbone for the next generation of technology."

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

  • 278 bandwidth expansions
  • 315 additional carriers
  • 10 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts or anywhere in the U.S., go to the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please go to the AT&T network news page.

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*About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE : T ) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We have the nation's largest and most reliable network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. More than 3 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions. 

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October 27, 2017

Join me this Veterans Day to Thank Our Heroes

Posted by AT&T Massachusetts Team
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July 31, 2017

Connecting people to opportunity: AT&T Annual Sustainability Report

Posted by AT&T Massachusetts Team
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May 25, 2017

AT&T honoring our nation’s heroes

Posted by AT&T Massachusetts Team
While we are grateful for our nation’s heroes every day, Memorial Day offers a national day to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.At AT&T, we know our...
March 16, 2017

FLYING COWs leading us into the future, and more!

Posted by Patricia Jacobs
Dear Friends,The future is here. Our customers want to download content faster, stay connected with family and friends and have greater control over their home. That’s why AT&T continues to...