“21st century jobs require 21st century infrastructure and that means advanced technology and fast connections,” said Lt. Governor Brian Calley. “High tech investment from great partners like AT&T is helping make Michigan’s economic comeback possible. Thanks to investments like these, local job makers are staying connected better and faster than ever before, helping Michigan compete in the global economy.”
AT&T’s innovation and investment has resulted in the nation’s largest 4G network, covering 275 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience.
“We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Metro Detroit responds to what customers want from their mobile experience — more, faster, on the best devices,” said Jim Murray, president, AT&T Michigan.
AT&T is the only U.S. service provider to deploy two compatible 4G technologies to deliver more speed to more customers.
Even as AT&T continues to expand its 4G LTE coverage in 2012 and 2013, customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas on its 4G HSPA+ network.
AT&T also is a leading developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize multiple small antennas to maximize coverage and speed within stadiums, convention centers, office buildings, hotels and other areas where traditional coverage methods are challenging.
Over the past five years, AT&T invested more than $115 billion into operations and into acquiring spectrum and other assets that have enhanced its wireless and wired networks. Since 2007, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy 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 .”