AT&T invests more than $250 Million over 3-year period to boost local networks in Oregon
Posted by George Granger
At AT&T, we’ve invested more than $250 Million in our Oregon 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 more than 1,200 wireless network coverage, capacity and speed upgrades in Oregon. We added new cell sites, expanded our LTE footprint, and completed multiple new in-building and outdoor distributed antenna systems. In addition, we deployed mobile network sites to support the wildfire disaster recovery efforts as they occurred in Days Creek, OR.
"Our customers expect to have access at any moment, from almost any device — almost anywhere,” said George Granger, President, AT&T Oregon. “And we’re investing heavily to deliver faster, more reliable, highly secure connectivity in order to meet —and exceed — those expectations for Oregon residents.”
“Sustained investment by the private sector is crucial for Oregon to continue to thrive and attract new jobs and innovation,” said Ginny Lang, interim president and CEO of Oregon Business and Industry. “Industry leaders, such as AT&T, make growth possible by continuing to build state-of-the-art infrastructure in our state, and by ensuring our residents have the tools to stay connected and entertained.”
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 Oregon 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.
Our internet offerings
We have the largest fiber network within our 21-state wireline footprint.2 And AT&T is the largest U.S.-based provider of fiber for business services, creating an unparalleled ability to serve businesses of all sizes.
We also now market a 1 gigabit connection3 on our 100% fiber network to 9 million locations across 71 major metro areas nationwide. We plan to reach at least 14 million locations across at least 84 metro areas by mid-2019 for consumers.
1 AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2 Based on publicly available data for the top fiber providers in the AT&T operating footprint.
3 Actual customer speeds may vary. Download speeds are typically up to 940Mbps due to overhead capacity reserved to deliver the data.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward- looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
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Oregon is a living and growing example of how important communication services are to today's families and businesses. From high tech companies in the Portland area, to agribusiness operations in eastern Oregon to fisheries along the beautiful Oregon coast, AT&T's wireless voice and data services are changing the way we al live, work and play.
With future network investments, those services will be faster, better and more reliable, driving tomorrow's innovations and providing a catalyst for economic development and future investment in Oregon's economy.
And it is important that those investments be sustainable – not just financially, but environmentally. AT&T continues to meet its sustainability goals by reducing electricity consumption relative to data growth on our network and by prioritizing suppliers that track greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, our company-owned retail stores have instituted battery and device recycling programs that reduce electronic waste in landfills.
But we are also proud of the role our devices and wireless voice and mobile Internet services play in reducing the carbon footprint of others. We no longer have to commute to the office to send off that memo, or drive to the store to make that purchase — we can increasingly accomplish tasks wirelessly from wherever we happen to be.
On behalf of all the AT&T Oregon employees, thank you for visiting our site, and we look forward to providing you with the high-quality customer service that is our heritage.