New England Council member AT&T recently announced that it has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve telecommunications services in Connecticut since 2013. The investments, which totaled over $525 million, provided upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed, as well as overall performance, for both residential and business customers in the Nutmeg State.
AT&T has invested in infrastructure updates throughout Connecticut, including activating several new cell towers in Ridgefield, Bridgewater, and Washington Depot. The company also expanded and enhanced their 4G LTE coverage at West Hartford’s Westfarms Mall and boosted its data and network capacity at the Durham Fair by deploying a temporary Cell on Wheels. AT&T’s work in Connecticut comes as it prepares to offer several new services nationwide, including 5G wireless service and internet cable TV subscriptions.
“We’re committed to providing our customers fast, reliable, highly secure connectivity. We want them to be able to access the Internet at any moment, from almost any device and anywhere,” said AT&T Connecticut President John Emra. “Our continued investment in Connecticut brings a host of new, innovative opportunities for residents and businesses.”
“Connecticut’s future depends on providing our residents and businesses with a world class information infrastructure. AT&T is making important on-going investments to build on its fast and reliable network. It’s this kind of thoughtful innovation that we need to help ensure Connecticut’s economic competitiveness for years to come,” added Scott Bates, Executive Director of the Connecticut Institute for the 21st Century.
The New England Council applauds AT&T’s investment in keeping businesses and residents throughout the region connected.