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AT&T Invested More Than $105 Billion in 5G [VIDEO]

Between 2016 and 2020, AT&T’s total investment in the United States, including capital investment and acquisitions of spectrum and wireless operations, was more than $105 billion. Over the past five years, AT&T has invested more in the United States than any other public company.  Their 5G network now covers 230M Americans in 14,000 cities and towns, and AT&T 5G+ is now available in parts of 38 cities in the U.S.

As part of its Analyst & Investor Day, AT&T shared long-term goals to bring AT&T’s fast, reliable and secure 5G to more consumers, businesses and first responders across key areas: sports and venues, entertainment, travel and transportation, business transformation, and security and public safety. And for many of their business customers, they’re marrying 5G along with edge compute technologies to deliver new, unique and secure experiences.

“Connectivity is at the heart of everything we do – 140 years and counting. From our fiber network backbone to the layers of wireless spectrum technology, we provide 5G network coverage that delivers the speeds, security and lower latency connections that customers and businesses need,” said Jeff McElfresh, CEO – AT&T Communications. “Over the past five years, AT&T has invested more capital in the U.S. than any other public company.”

AT&T’s ability to tap into its unique combination of assets across WarnerMedia and AT&T coupled with its fiber and mobility strengths mean they are positioned to win. During the recent C-band auction, they secured 80mhz of spectrum and a 29% share of the available licenses. The company plans to deploy this mid-band spectrum starting at the end of this year and 2022 and beyond. It will complement their nationwide 5G network on low band and deliver faster average speeds across the country. Their combination of spectrum will provide the coverage, reliability, security and speeds that customers deserve and the ability to deliver the experiences customers have told AT&T they value – across mobility, fiber and fixed wireless internet.

To learn more about everything AT&T is doing around 5G, visit the AT&T website.



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