AT&T spent $1.4B on upgrades in Alabama
Feb 21, 2013
Staff Birmingham Business Journal

AT&T Inc. said it invested nearly $1.4 billion to upgrade its Alabama wireless and wireline networks between 2010 and 2012.


The telecommunications giant said it made nearly 1,100 wireless network upgrades in Alabama in 2012, including adding new cell sites, adding capacity and launching 4G LTE in several areas, including Birmingham, Mobile and Auburn-Opelika.


AT&T (NYSE: T) said it also recently launched Project Velocity IP, which is a three-year investment initiative to enhance its broadband networks.


The cost of the initiative wasn't disclosed, but the company said its plans include expanding 4G LTE to cover more than 300 million people by the end of 2014 and expanding its wired IP broadband network to cover about 75 percent of customer locations in its wired-service area by the end of 2015.