AT&T Invested Around $100 Million in its Puerto Rico Wireless and Wireline Networks Each Year Since 2011
At AT&T , we’ve invested around $100 million in the Puerto Rico wireless and wireline networks each year since 2011. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also enhance critical services that support public safety and first responders.
In 2015, AT&T made 460 wireless network upgrades in Puerto Rico. We added 4 new cell sites and completed more than 450 network capacity enhancements.
“We’re committed to providing our customers fast, reliable, highly secure connectivity. We want them to be able access the Internet at any moment, from almost any device and anywhere,” said Ray Flores, regional vice president for AT&T Puerto Rico and USVI. “Our continued investment in Puerto Rico brings a host of new, innovative opportunities for residents and businesses.”
In 2016, for the second year in a row, FORTUNE magazine recognized AT&T as the Most Admired Telecommunications Company in the world. We also placed #48 among the Top 50 World’s Most Admired companies. This is our third year in a row on the Top 50 list – AT&T is the only communications company on the list. We ranked #1 in all 9 attributes. This included innovation, financial soundness and quality of products/services. FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies lists are among the most highly respected indicators of corporate performance and reputation.
We have an extensive Wi-Fi network with more than 40,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers. We provide access to Wi-Fi at more than 1 million Hot Spots around the world. Most AT&T smartphone and home Internet customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost. Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count towards customers’ monthly wireless data plans.¹
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¹A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See attwifi.com for details and locations.