Tuesday, August 13, 2013 2:15 am
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
AT&T invested nearly $175 million in its wireless and wired networks in Virginia during the first half of 2013, including at Lynchburg General Hospital and in the Smith Mountain Lake area, the company said.
The company said it has spent nearly $850 million on its Virginia wireless and wired networks since 2010.
This year’s investments included deployment of cell sites and other systems as a part of AT&T’s three-year investment plan to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks.
The company also expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE ultrafast mobile network and deployed new Wi-Fi hot spots.
Other network upgrades completed so far this year in Virginia include:
• launching 4G LTE in Culpeper, Norfolk, the Northern Neck, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Roanoke, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg;
• expanding mobile Internet coverage at Lynchburg General Hospital; and
• expanding mobile Internet service to Smith Mountain Lake, along U.S. 501 in Southside Virginia and along Interstate 64.