At AT&T1, we invested more than $250 million in our Baltimore area wireless and wired networks during 2016-2018. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. We’ve also improved critical services that support public safety and first responders using the FirstNet communications platform.
AT&T’s wireless network covers more than 99% of all Americans and has become the fastest wireless network in the nation, according to the second quarter 2019 results from tests taken with Speedtest® and analyzed by Ookla®. 2
In 2018, AT&T made wireless network upgrades throughout the Baltimore area, including adding new cell sites and upgrading existing ones.
“Greater Baltimore is home to world-class colleges and universities, extraordinary hospitals, companies of all sizes, and entrepreneurs and innovators who work every day to keep our region strong,” said Donald C. Fry, President, and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee. “AT&T’s investment in the Baltimore region creates jobs, boosts the economy and ensures that employers have access to cutting-edge telecommunications and Internet technology. The region is very fortunate to have a leading company so committed to investing in new technologies, which is a key to a strong, viable and competitive economy.”
“This investment in the Baltimore area is another example of how AT&T is working to help keep customers connected when and where they need it most,” said Denis Dunn, president, AT&T Maryland. “Our investment also supports community and economic development, allowing Greater Baltimore to better compete regionally, nationally and globally.”
Dunn added that AT&T is committed to working with local and state officials to develop policies that help speed up the installation of mobile broadband equipment called small cells. AT&T’s investment in this technology will further enhance local networks to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband and serve as the foundation for services like 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities and more.
The AT&T LTE network covers more than 400 million people in North America. By building out our 4G LTE network, we’re boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability of our network and upgrade our technology.
Additionally, for the 5th consecutive year, we’ve landed on Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired” companies. It’s also the 6th year in a row we’ve appeared on the Global Top 50 list – no other telecom company made the Top 50.