MIAMI, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that it is currently looking to fill more than 650 openings in Florida, including nearly 350 new jobs. The majority of new jobs are in the Network and Call Center organizations. The positions will be posted as they become available at http://connect.att.jobs/.
Dozens of the new positions are the result of AT&T's recently announced Project Velocity IP (Project VIP), a three-year $14 billion investment plan to expand and enhance its national wireless and wired IP broadband networks. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to increase the density of its wireless network by deploying more than 10,000 macro sites, more than 1,000 distributed antenna systems and more than 40,000 small cells. Through Project VIP, we also plan to:
- Expand 4G LTE to cover more than 300 million people by year-end 2014
- Expand and enhance the AT&T wired IP broadband network to cover approximately 75 percent of customer locations in our wired service area by year-end 2015
- Deploy fiber to an additional 1 million business locations by year-end 2015
"Governor Scott and Florida's legislative leaders have created a climate for investment," said AT&T Florida President Marshall Criser, lll. "The investment we're making in our wireless and wired networks is essential to spurring Florida's economy and creating jobs. In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks create economic opportunities for health care, manufacturing, education, transportation and public safety, and virtually every other economic section."
AT&T invested more than $2.8 billion in its Florida wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of our networks. More than 3,150 wireless network upgrades were completed statewide last year, including activating new cell sites, adding capacity, upgrading cell sites to provide fast 4G LTE mobile Internet speeds, deploying high-capacity Ethernet connections to cell sites, and adding or upgrading Distributed Antenna Systems, which boost wireless coverage and capacity in buildings and at major venues like convention halls or sports arenas.
AT&T also launched 4G LTE in 2012 in Orlando, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Bradenton, Naples, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Daytona Beach, Pensacola, and Melbourne.
AT&T is one of the largest employers in America and the nation's largest private employer of full-time union employees. The company has set the standard for building jobs and investment based on a consumer-focused environment. With highly competitive wages and benefits, AT&T jobs are among the best in the U.S.
Over the past five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into operations across the U.S., more than any other public company. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. "Investment Heroes."
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