AT&T Invests Nearly $825 Million Over Four-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Kansas City Area
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 6, 2014 — AT&T* has invested nearly $825 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in the Kansas City area between 2010 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers.
Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, AT&T in 2013 made nearly 80 network upgrades in the Kansas City area, including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections. Additionally, AT&T expanded the reach of its network, providing access to U-verse® Internet and video services to about 37,000 new customer locations and delivering powerful fiber-optic connections to nearly 2,800 business locations at more than 150 multi-tenant business buildings and business parks.
“From agriculture and healthcare to public safety and entrepreneurship, Missourians are using new products, services and technologies to transform their lives and revolutionize their businesses,” said John Sondag, president of AT&T Missouri. “AT&T is investing in our Missouri networks because we know that people and businesses across the state increasingly depend on Internet connections for communication, entertainment and productivity at work, at home and everywhere in between. We’re extraordinarily proud of our network and are thrilled to be able to help create jobs and economic growth through our investments in Missouri.”
Notable Kansas City area network enhancements in 2013 included:
- Expansion of AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
- Expansion of access to U-verse high-speed Internet, TV and voice service.
“Advances in communications technology are helping make Missourians faster, more effective and more efficient,” said Missouri Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Daniel Mehan. “I want to recognize AT&T for its continuing investment in Missouri’s technology infrastructure, which helps strengthen prospects to grow the state’s economy and spur job creation as businesses locate in communities with the infrastructure to support their needs.”
AT&T’s network investment has resulted in a 4G LTE network that has been recognized for its speed, reliability and coverage. AT&T was named Kansas City’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study. AT&T swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.**
AT&T provides the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering nearly 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service.***
AT&T U-verse is delivered over AT&T’s advanced IP network and includes AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse TV, and AT&T U-verse Voice.**** AT&T U-verse TV customers enjoy Total Home DVR®, apps for entertainment on the go, and integrated features. AT&T was named Frost & Sullivan Video Company of the Year for 2013.
AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network***** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 529,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers and U-verse customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.
For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Kansas City or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
* 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.
** PC Magazine, June 17, 2013; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp.
*** Claims Basis: Speed–national carriers’ average speeds; Reliability–data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
**** Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. Call or go to www.att.com/u-verse to see if you qualify.
***** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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