Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- From 2010 to 2012, AT&T says they have spent over $800 million in upgrading their infrastructure in South Carolina.
The company has expanded their 4G LTE coverage, activated new cell sites to expand over-all coverage, and increased data capacity to improve mobile internet speeds.
"We know our customers depend on us for fast, reliable mobile Internet connections at home, work and everywhere in between," said Laurent Therivel, AT&T vice president/general manager for the Carolinas. "Delivering for our South Carolina customers is a top priority and our ongoing investment here is designed to deliver a superior mobile Internet experience, encompassing speed, coverage and reliability."
Planned Investment to Expand Reach of Wireless and Wired Broadband
AT&T recently launched Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment initiative to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks nation-wide.
As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to increase the density of its wireless network by deploying more than 10,000 macro sites, more than 1,000 distributed antenna systems, and more than 40,000 small cells.
Through this initiative, they also plan:
• Expand 4G LTE to cover more than 300 million people by year-end 2014
• Expand the AT&T wired IP broadband network to cover approximately 75 percent of customer locations in the wired service area by year-end 2015
• Expand the AT&T fiber network to reach 1 million additional business locations by year-end 2015