Wireless Company Invests in Better Business Conditions for State

Date: July 16, 2019

By improving wireless across the state, AT&T hopes to make business better in Iowa.

Telecommunications company, AT&T, invested about $450 million in Maryland’s wireless and wired network from 2016 to 2018. 

The company made 1,355 wireless network upgrades in Maryland, including new cell sites, additional network capacity, and new wireless high-speed Internet connections. AT&T is working with Gov. Hogan and other state officials to continue making improvements. 

The president of AT&T Maryland, Dennis Dunn, said the investments in these upgrades will benefit both the business environment and residents. He added that the updates will keep the state competitive and support public safety. Kelly M.Schulz, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, also said the company’s work will help to improve the state’s economy and create jobs. 

In addition to advancements for the business environment, AT&T’s communications platform, FirstNet, has contributed to improvements in public safety throughout Maryland. The platform is for first responders, whether volunteer or professional, allowing them faster access to critical information in every emergency.

AT&T’s wireless network covers more than 99% of U.S. residents and is the fastest in the nation, according to their first quarter 2019 results.

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