AT&T is adding 200 new jobs at its wireless call center in Grayson as part of its plan to continue to invest aggressively in network enhancements nationwide.
The company has already invested more than $525 million in Kentucky networks over the past three years. Last year, those improvements included adding more than 35 new cell sites and upgrading more than 150 existing sites. So far this year, the company has expanded mobile broadband to London, Bardstown, Corbin, Mt. Sterling and Murray.
“In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA also represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network in Kentucky,” said Mary Pat Regan, president of AT&T Kentucky. “If approved, this deal means that we’ll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband – 4G LTE – from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent.”
“Smartphones, tablets and laptops are continuing to drive unprecedented demand for wireless access everywhere,” said Chris Percy, AT&T’s vice president and general manager of mobility and consumer markets for Tennessee and Kentucky. “We’re investing in and deploying a combination of technologies to meet these needs and ensure an advanced broadband experience.”
AT&T currently employs more than 3,200 employees in retail and office locations throughout Kentucky.