AT&T Has Invested Over $1 Billion in Louisiana Since 2012

Telecommunications company AT&T has just released its three-year capital expenditures for the state of Louisiana. From 2012 to 2014, the company invested over $1 billion to enhance local networks.

New Orleans and Baton Rouge are among top cities for AT&T's U-Verse services.

New Orleans and Baton Rouge are among top cities for AT&T’s U-Verse services.

375 new LTE network site have been added in 52 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes. In 2014 alone, AT&T had invested in 35 new cell sites, 14 carrier ads/capacity updates, and 68 wireless high-speed internet connections.

The three-year plan was part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan focused on network enhancement and expansion.

“With a growing range of connected wearable devices, cars and home appliances, we depend more on network connectivity than ever before,” said Sonia Perez, State President, AT&T Louisiana.  “AT&T’s continued investment in Louisiana brings a host of new, innovative opportunities for residents and businesses to connect with each other and their customers.”

“The economic growth and quality of life in Louisiana depends on thoughtful innovation and a fast, reliable network,” said Senator John Alario, President of the Louisiana Senate.  “With AT&T’s on-going investment, residents and businesses have the tools necessary to compete and grow.”