Telecommunications/Technology

AT&T invests $40M in Puerto Rico in 1st half of ’13

AT&T expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE network, which provides fast mobile Internet speeds. AT&T expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE network, which provides fast mobile Internet speeds.

During the first half of 2013, AT&T has invested more than $40 million in its wireless and wired networks in Puerto Rico, to complete the deployment of new macro cell sites and capacity enhancements across the island as part of its Project Velocity IP initiative — a three-year investment plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks.

The company also expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE network, which provides fast mobile Internet speeds.

“Fast, reliable connectivity is essential to both quality of life and competitiveness at work,” said AT&T Regional Vice President for Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, Ray Flores.  “No one understands that better than we do, and no one is doing more than AT&T to mobilize a world that works for people in Puerto Rico.”

“With initiatives like Project Velocity IP, we’re working to ensure that Puerto Rico consumers and businesses remain at the leading edge of broadband services,” he said.

Network upgrades completed so far this year in Puerto Rico include: 4G LTE launch in Vieques in May and 4G LTE expansions in San Juan, Yabucoa, Ponce, Dorado, Guaynabo and Toa Alta over the first six months of the year.

The 2013 year-to-date network investment builds on the more than $325 million that AT&T has invested in its Puerto Rico wireless and wired networks from 2010 through 2012.

These investments “help to ensure that Puerto Rico residents continue to receive the best possible experience over the AT&T network, whether at home, at work or on the go,” the carrier said.

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