DETROIT— AT&T has invested more than $1.7 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Michigan between 2012 through 2014, company officials announced today.
“With a growing range of connected home appliances, cars and wearable devices, we depend more on network connectivity than ever before,” says Jim Murray, president, AT&T Michigan. “AT&T’s continued investment in Michigan brings a host of new, innovative opportunities for residents and businesses to connect with each other and their customers.”
As part of its network enhancement and expansion, AT&T in 2014 made more than 500 wireless network upgrades in Michigan, including nearly 35 new cell sites and the addition of nearly 50 capacity additions. There were also nearly 40 new mobile Internet network connections and nearly 400 new wireless high-speed Internet network connections.
Notable Michigan network enhancements in 2014 included new site builds in 34 communities and mobile Internet is now available in more areas including Marquette, with enhanced coverage on the Northern Michigan University campus.
“AT&T’s investment over the past three years is another example of the economic comeback we’re experiencing in Michigan,” says Steve Arwood, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. “With unemployment the lowest since 2002, it’s due in part to companies like this who are committed to our state and investing in opportunities for residents and businesses.”