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Investing in Ohio Communications Networks

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Investing in Ohio's Economy

AT&T invested more than $1.6 billion in its Ohio wireless and wired networks between 2012 through 2014, driving a widerange of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers.

As part of our Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, 

  • AT&T made more than 830 network upgrades in Ohio, including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections.
  • Launched service for former Alltel customers in Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Coshocton, Crawford, Erie, Hancock, Hardin, Holmes, Huron, Knox, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Wayne and Wyandot counties.
  • Installed a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, to enhance game-day mobile Internet coverage.
  • During 2014, several markets in Ohio were added to AT&T’s extensive LTE network, including: Alliance, Ashtabula, Bellefontaine, Bucyrus, Cambridge, Camden, Celina, Defiance, East Liverpool, Greenville, Lima, Lorain, Mansfield, Marietta, Mount Gilead, Orrville, Sidney, Swanton, Steubenville, Urbana, Van Wert, Wilmington, Wintersville and Woodsfield.

To strengthen and expand wireless and wireline networks that provide broadband for business and consumers, AT&T invested more than $1.6 Billion between 2012 and 2014.

AT&T has 503 retail locations in Ohio including our company owned retail stores, authorized dealerships and national retail stores. These stores provide new economy jobs for workers across Ohio.


Giving Back

AT&T is committed to the communities we serve.

2,668 students mentored by our employees in Ohio through Aspire Mentoring Academy from 2012 through 2014.

More than 140,000 hours of personal time given by AT&T employees and retirees in Ohio to community outreach activities from 2012 through 2014 worth more than $3.2 million.

Approximately $5.7 million contributed by AT&T, the AT&T Foundation and our employees from 2012 through 2014 through giving programs in Ohio.

  • The CBusStudentHack

Last fall AT&T Ohio and Franklin University organized The CBusStudentHack, a 12-week programming contest for central Ohio area high school students. The CBusStudentHack provided Columbus area high school students 21st century skills via computer science education, prepared the students for college and career readiness, solved real world problems and opened the doors of opportunity and creativity.

To learn more about the CBusStudentHack please visit this website: http://cbusstudenthack.org/