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AT&T invested nearly $675M in Nevada networks

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CARSON CITY — AT&T  invested nearly $675 million in Nevada wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.

In 2016, AT&T made more than 850 wireless network upgrades in Nevada, including adding new cell sites, boosting network capacity and expanding LTE coverage. The AT&T LTE network covers more than 400 million people in North America.

“We’re investing to provide fast, reliable, highly secure connectivity. We want customers to have internet access at any moment, from almost any device, anywhere,” Stephanie Tyler, president of AT&T Nevada, said in a press release.

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) recently chose AT&T to build a nationwide public safety broadband network. The network will be dedicated to America’s police, firefighters, EMS personnel and other first responders when they need it. Should Nevada opt-in to the FirstNet network, AT&T will build upon the current and planned investments with a dedicated focus on the state’s first responders.

That investment would continue with upgrades and maintainance to Nevada’s FirstNet network over the next 25 years, bringing first responders the coverage, value and experience they expect.

For the third year in a row, FORTUNE magazine recognized AT&T as the Most Admired Telecommunications Company in the world in 2017.

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The company also placed No. 37 among the Top 50 World’s Most Admired companies. AT&T is the only telecommunications company on the list, ranking No. 1 in all 9 attributes. This included innovation, financial soundness and quality of products/services.