Reports from AT&T show that they have invested over three billion dollars in their Illinois wired and wireless networks during 2013 to 2015. The company says that the investments have helped to offer many upgrades to reliability, speed, and coverage of their services to home and business users in the rehion. These investments have also helped to improve critical services supporting public safety.
“We’re committed to providing our customers fast, reliable, highly secure connectivity throughout the state. We want them to be able to access the Internet at any moment, from almost any device and anywhere,” said Paul La Schiazza, President of AT&T Illinois. “Our continued investment in Chicago, the suburbs and downstate brings a host of new, innovative opportunities for Illinois residents and businesses.”
According to Congressman John Shimkus, this is a great initiative by AT&T for the betterment of the state. “In order for Illinois to continue to thrive and serve its residents, it is important that we have companies willing to invest in our state to bring innovation and opportunity. Private investment in communications networks helps provide residents and businesses the tools to compete and grow,” Shimkus said.
Some notable network improvements in the year 2015 by AT&T included:
- Improving wireless high-speed internet in buildings like O’Hare Airport, Union Station, CTA, and Midway Airport.
- Adding LTE capacity to many sites to offer access to enhanced data speeds.
- Enhancing data speeds in many counties with LTE expansion, including Ogle, Iroquois, Lee, LaSalle, DeKalb, Cook, Coles, Will, Montgomery, DuPage, Macoupin, Christian, Sangamon, Tazewell, and Effingham.
- Introducing U-Verse with GigaPower in Chicago and other communities.
Fortune magazine recognized AT&T as the Most Admired Telecommunications Company for the second time in a row. In addition, AT&T is the only communication company that has managed to find a place in the list of Top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies, and are ranked number one in all the nine attributes.
AT&T has even bigger plans for coming year, and hopes that with their plans and DirecTV packages, they will be able to maintain the position of most love telecommunication provider of the world.