LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 9, 2014) — AT&T has invested nearly $675 million in its wireless and wired networks in Kentucky between 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers, the company announced today in a news release.
Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, AT&T in 2013 made 760 network upgrades in Kentucky, including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections. Additionally, AT&T expanded the reach of its network, providing access to U-verse® Internet and video services to nearly 20,000 new customer locations and delivering powerful fiber-optic connections to 555 business locations at 27 multi-tenant business buildings and business parks.
Notable Kentucky network enhancements in 2013 included:
• Launching AT&T’s 4G LTE network in 110 cities in Kentucky.
• The completion of a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, home to the world famous Kentucky Derby, to enhance the customer experience where crowds can reach more than 150,000 on Derby day.
• The launch of AT&T Digital Life in Louisville. With Digital Life, customers can use their existing home broadband provider, and any wireless phone service, and enjoy the security and convenience of a home management system with the flexibility to meet their unique needs.
AT&T’s 4G LTE network today covers geography containing more than 280 million Americans.
AT&T U-verse is delivered over AT&T’s advanced IP network and includes AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse TV, and AT&T U-verse Voice. AT&T U-verse TV customers enjoy Total Home DVR®, apps for entertainment on the go, and integrated features. AT&T was named Frost & Sullivan Video Company of the Year for 2013.
AT&T operates more than 32,000 wi-fi hot spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 529,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to its entire national wi-fi network at no additional cost, and wi-fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.