Telecommunications company AT&T has announced that from 2013 to 2015, they have invested over $1 billion in Louisiana.
This follows its three-year capital expenditures for the state of Louisiana that was released last year, revealing the number of new customers, cell sites and more. The three-year plan was part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan focused on network enhancement and expansion.
AT&T’s has also made upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses.
The company has been active in Louisiana for 137 years. “We’re committed to providing our customers fast, reliable, highly secure connectivity. We want them to be able to access the content they want from anywhere and on any device,” said Sonia Perez, President of AT&T Louisiana. “Our continued investment in Louisiana allows our over 4,700 Louisiana employees to expand our fiber network and bring new, innovative services like AT&T GigaPower to our residents and businesses.”
Cities and areas such as Baton Rouge, Shreveport-Bossier, the Jefferson Parish region and the Northshore will benefit from AT&T’s planned expansion of the availability of Internet speeds up to 1Gbps to homes, apartments and small businesses.
“In order for Louisiana to continue to thrive and serve its residents, it’s imperative we have companies that lead with investment and innovation,” said Governor John Bel Edwards. “AT&T’s on-going investment in our state and its fast, reliable network brings cutting-edge opportunities that will help our residents and businesses compete and grow.”