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AT&T Invests Nearly $60 Million Over Three-Year Period To Enhance Network In Spokane And The Spokane Valley Area

Investment Expands Access to Nation's Most Reliable 4G LTE Network, Benefits of Mobile Broadband

SPOKANE, Wash., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has invested nearly $60 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Spokane and the Spokane Valley area from 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers.

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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 33 network upgrades in Spokane and the Spokane Valley area, including new cell sites, addition of wireless and wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections.

Notable network enhancements in the area last year included:

  • AT&T turned on its 4G LTE network in Spokane, WA, last June, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology.
  • AT&T expanded its 4G LTE network in existing Washington markets to include Cheney.

AT&T provides the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering nearly 280 million Americans with 4G LTE service.** 

For more information about AT&T's coverage in Spokane and the Spokane Valley area 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.

* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** Claims Basis: Speed–national carriers' average speeds; Reliability–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.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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