AT&T invests $800 million to enhance local networks in Wisconsin

Special to The Freeman

March 11, 2014

MILWAUKEE – AT&T has invested more than $800 million in its wireless and wired networks in Wisconsin from 2011 until 2013, according to an announcement Tuesday.

The investments were done to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers.

“Wisconsin residents depend on our fast and reliable Internet connections more and more every day, whether it's instant access to files and apps at work, watching a video at home, or even receiving updates from connected cars or home monitors,” said Scott T. VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin, in a statement. “AT&T is making robust investments locally to make sure that residents can take full advantage of the latest services and tools, and that businesses have the speed they need to compete and grow.”

Notable Wisconsin network enhancements in 2013 included: LTE service in Fond du Lac, Appleton, Oshkosh, Stevens Point, Lake Geneva, Fort Atkinson, Watertown and Madison; a distributed antenna system (DAS) at the Milwaukee festival grounds; acquisition of 32 cell sites in Brown, Door, Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Kewaunee counties; and 37 new cell sites across Wisconsin.

AT&T Inc. is a communications holding company.