RENO — AT&T invested more than $300 million in its greater Truckee Meadows area wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011, with a focus on improving the company’s mobile broadband coverage and overall performance of its networks.
During 2011, AT&T made more than 125 wireless network upgrades in three key categories in the Reno-Sparks area.
“Our goal is to deliver a network experience that mobilizes everything for customers,” said Terry Stenzel, AT&T northern Nevada vice president and general manager. “The ongoing investment we’re making in northern Nevada is designed to increase coverage and reliability, and to provide advanced services to our customers.”
CNN Money recently recognized AT&T for enhancing its wireless network. Last year, AT&T completed 150,000 network enhancements across the country, more than triple the year before, giving customers more capacity and faster speeds, as well as improving 3G dropped-call performance by 25 percent.
“I appreciate AT&T’s investment in Nevada,” said Senator James Settelmeyer. “Private sector investments will allow us to recover from our current economic slump.”
“Investment in wireless broadband infrastructure is key to our economic health and vitality,” said Mike Kazmierski, president and CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. “These enhancements provide leading edge technology that is an important tool when recruiting companies to Nevada.”