AT&T Invests Nearly $2.8 Billion to Enhance Networks in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

5/9/17

At AT&T, we’ve invested nearly $2.8 billion in our Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments enhance reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.

In Texas, AT&T invested nearly $6.8 billion in our Texas wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016.

In 2016, AT&T made 1,048 wireless network upgrades in the Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington area including 12 new cell sites, boosting network capacity with 1,036 additional LTE carriers. 

“We’re investing to provide faster, more reliable, highly secure connectivity. We want customers to have internet access at any moment, from almost any device—anywhere,” said Lisa Luff, vice-president general manager, AT&T North Texas. “These continued investments bring Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington residents and businesses a host of new opportunities.”

The AT&T LTE network covers nearly 400 million people in North America. Notable Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington network enhancements in 2016 included In-Building DAS locations within the Dallas Market (New Site Builds, LTE Overlays, WCS Spectrum Adds, and Base Band Conversions) at hotels, arenas, convention centers, college/universities, city facilities, and other venues.

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 Texas 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 Texas’ 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 continue to expand the scope of our ultra-fast internet powered by AT&T Fiber. We now market our ultra-fast internet service powered by AT&T Fiber to more than 425,000 customer locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area.

We have the largest fiber network within our 21-state wireline footprint.2 We also now market a 1 gigabit connection3 on our 100% fiber network to 4.6 million locations across 52 major metro areas. We plan to reach at least 75 major metros overall. We expect to add 2 million locations in 2017, and we plan to reach at least 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.

We have an extensive 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 network.4 at no additional cost. Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.

To learn more about our coverage in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington or anywhere in the U.S., visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

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