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AT&T invested $100M in network upgrades in P.R. in ’15

AT&T continues investing in its local network. (Credit: Carlos Anguita)

AT&T continues investing in its local network. (Credit: Carlos Anguita)

Wireless carrier AT&T made 460 wireless network upgrades in Puerto Rico, added four new cell sites, and completed more than 450 network capacity enhancements last year, when it invested some $100 million in its infrastructure, the company said Thursday.

That is the same amount it has invested in the island’s wireless and wireline networks each year since 2011. The investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also enhance critical services that support public safety and first responders, the company said.

“We’re committed to providing our customers fast, reliable, highly secure connectivity. We want them to be able access the Internet at any moment, from almost any device and anywhere,” said Ray Flores, regional vice president for AT&T Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Our continued investment in Puerto Rico brings a host of new, innovative opportunities for residents and businesses.”

The carrier — which competes locally against Claro Puerto Rico, Sprint, T-Mobile and Open Mobile — has a Wi-Fi network of more than 40,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers across the U.S. mainland.

It provides access to Wi-Fi at more than 1 million Hot Spots around the world, the company noted.

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