AT&T touts Milwaukee area investments

AT&T Inc. said today that it invested nearly $300 million in its Milwaukee area wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.

In a news release, AT&T said its continued investment is “designed to deliver the highest levels of service, with network enhancements driving improvements in key areas of the mobile Internet experience: 4G speed, broad coverage and network reliability.”

“Across Milwaukee, this robust investment in the AT&T wireless and wireline networks is important to spurring the economy and creating jobs. In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks create economic opportunities for health care, manufacturing, education, transportation and public safety and virtually every other economic sector,” said Scott VanderSanden , president of AT&T Wisconsin.

This year, AT&T says it completed the installation of a new 4G LTE-capable Distributed Antenna System (DAS) in General Mitchell International Airport, Mayfair, Brookfield Square Mall and Miller Park.

“DAS, which consists of multiple strategically placed antennas that distribute AT&T’s wireless network coverage throughout an area, has the ability to provide enhanced, more consistent wireless coverage to customers in indoor or outdoor spaces where geographical limitations – terrain, building construction, etc. – or crowd density might otherwise prevent the optimal wireless experience,” the company said.

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