DENVER, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At AT&T1, we've invested more than $575 million in our Colorado wireless networks during 2013-2015. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also enhance critical services that support public safety and first responders.
In 2015, AT&T made 648 wireless network upgrades in Colorado. We added new cell sites, increased network capacity and enhanced distributed antenna systems (DAS).
"We're committed to providing our customers fast, reliable, highly secure service. We want them to be connected at any moment, from almost any device and anywhere," said Roberta Robinette, President, AT&T Colorado. "Our continued investment in Colorado brings a host of new, innovative opportunities for residents and businesses."
Notable Colorado network enhancements in 2015 included:
Doubled capacity at more than 200 sites including: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver-Metro, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Summit County and Winter Park.
Added capacity to public and entertainment venues including: Colorado Convention Center, Coors Field, Denver International Airport, Park Meadows Mall, Pepsi Center, Sports Authority Field, Vail Resort and Town of Vail.
Improved the mountain experience by launching:
Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at Winter Park Resort
New cell sites in Breckenridge, Georgetown, Empire and Silverthorne
Tripled capacity in Dillon.
Launched new cell sites in areas including: Breckenridge, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Granby, Greeley Mall and Woody Creek.
In 2016, for the second year in a row, FORTUNE magazine recognized AT&T as the Most Admired Telecommunications Company in the world. We also placed #48 among the Top 50 World's Most Admired companies. This is our third year in a row on the Top 50 list – AT&T is the only communications company on the list. We ranked #1 in all 9 attributes. This included innovation, financial soundness and quality of products/services. FORTUNE's Most Admired Companies lists are among the most highly respected indicators of corporate performance and reputation.
We have big plans for 2016. We'll be giving you the ability to access and stream DIRECTV video services over a wired or wireless Internet connection from any provider and from virtually any device – smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, streaming media hardware or PC. We plan for each service to come with a set number of simultaneous sessions. These services will not require annual contracts, satellite dishes or set-top boxes.
We have an extensive Wi-Fi network with more than 40,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers. We provide access to Wi-Fi at more than 1 million Hot Spots around the world. Most AT&T smartphone and home Internet customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost. Wi-Fi usage doesn't count towards customers' monthly wireless data plans.2
To learn more about our coverage in Colorado, or anywhere in the U.S., 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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*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.
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2 A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See attwifi.com for details and locations.