|By PR Newswire||
|March 6, 2014 11:30 AM EST||
PORTLAND, Ore., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has invested more than $350 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Oregon from 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers.
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 446 network upgrades in Oregon, including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections.
"Oregon is a great place for people and businesses," said George Granger, Oregon President, AT&T. "We all depend on our fast and reliable Internet connections and phone service, access to the latest apps and videos, you name it. AT&T has invested $350 million over the past three years to help make that happen. Our customers can take full advantage of the latest services and tools, and that businesses have the speed they need to compete and help Oregon grow."
In 2013, several markets in Oregon were added to AT&T's extensive LTE network, including Salem in May, Astoria and Ontario in June, Medford and Ashland in August, Albany in October, and Prineville in November. Other notable Oregon network enhancements in 2013 included:
- AT&T upgraded mobile Internet cell sites in West Linn to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses.
- AT&T upgraded cell sites located south of downtown Portland, including the Lloyd Center area, Grant Park, the Montevilla area, Jantzen Beach, Brush Prairie, La Center, Ridgefield, and North Plains to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents.
- AT&T expanded its 4G LTE network in Oregon to include Beavercreek, Boring, Canby, Damascus, Molalla and Mulino.
AT&T provides the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering more than 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service.**
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Oregon or anywhere in the United States, consumers can 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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** Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
To define a market, we rely on the Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA), as established by the United States Office of Management and Budget. Minor differences, if any, between annual totals reflect annual updating of market boundaries in our record systems.
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