August 9, 2018
AT&T Invests More Than $275 Million Over 3 Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Puerto Rico
In 2017, AT&T made more than 560 wireless network upgrades in Puerto Rico. Notable network enhancements included:
Also in 2017, AT&T spent more than $600 million on recovery efforts and service credits across all natural disasters affecting the U.S. and Puerto Rico, with a significant portion of the total related to Puerto Rico.
We're now speeding our wireless build out plans in Puerto Rico with tens of millions of dollars dedicated to improving its mobile network," said Jose Juan Davila, VP-GM of AT&T Puerto Rico. "This investment will also pave the path to 5G mobile services in the years ahead."
By building out our 4G LTE network, we're laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies. We're boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability of our network using the latest technology.
Since the formation of the FirstNet public-private partnership a little over a year ago, governors from all 50 states, 5 territories and D.C. recognized the value of FirstNet, joining in its mission to strengthen and modernize public safety's communications capabilities.
FirstNet is a new nationwide communications platform dedicated to America's public safety community. As we build, deploy and evolve FirstNet, we will build upon our current and planned investments in Puerto Rico to help ensure public safety's network delivers the coverage and cutting-edge capabilities first responders expect ? today and for decades to come.
For the 4th year in a row, AT&T earned the top spot in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE's Most Admired Companies list in 2018. We also placed No. 49 among the 50 most admired companies across all industries.
We were ranked first or second in all 9 attributes used to compile the list, including innovation, people management, quality of management, long-term investment value, quality of products/services and global competitiveness.
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