At AT&T¹, we invested more than $225 million in our Washington, D.C., wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.
In 2016, AT&T made 289 wireless network upgrades in Washington, D.C. We added new cell sites, including a new cell tower in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, and made other upgrades.
“Our investments in Washington, D.C., keep the District’s residents, workers and visitors connected to their world. Our network investments today also are paving the path to 5G mobile services in the years ahead,” said Denis Dunn, president, AT&T District of Columbia.
The AT&T LTE network covers nearly 400 million people in North America.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) recently chose AT&T to build a nationwide public safety broadband network. The network will be dedicated to America’s police, firefighters, EMS personnel and other first responders when they need it. Should Washington, D.C., opt-in to the FirstNet network, we will build upon our current and planned investments with a dedicated focus on the state’s first responders.
And we would expect to make a significant investment to upgrade and maintain Washington, D.C.’s, FirstNet network over the next 25 years, bringing your first responders the coverage, value and experience they expect.
For the third year in a row, FORTUNE magazine recognized AT&T as the Most Admired Telecommunications Company in the world in 2017. We also placed No. 37 among the Top 50 World’s Most Admired companies.
AT&T is the only telecommunications company on the list. We ranked No. 1 in all 9 attributes. This included innovation, financial soundness and quality of products/services.
We have an extensive nationwide Wi-Fi network with more than 40,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers. And we provide access to Wi-Fi at more than 1 million locations around the world. Most AT&T smartphone and home internet customers get access to the entire national AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot network² at no additional cost. Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.
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