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btaylor1
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join:2002-10-13
Dallas, TX

75 Mbps / cool but hope not three years!

»www.computerworld.com/s/article/···12-11-07

AT&T to invest $14B for wireless and wired networks over three years
Project VIP increases reach and quality of LTE wireless
By Matt Hamblen
November 7, 2012 11:13 AM ET
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Computerworld - AT&T will invest $14 billion over the next three years for wireless and wired capital improvements, including an expansion of 4G LTE service to 300 million people by the end of 2014, the carrier announced today.
Previously, AT&T said it would reach 250 million people with LTE by the end of 2013. To get the increase, the carrier plans to buy more wireless spectrum for its LTE service nationwide.
AT&T also plans to deploy small-cell technology, macro cells and distributed antenna systems to increase the density of its wireless network and to improve network quality. In the 22 states where AT&T offers wired voice and data
services, the company plans to have its LTE network cover 99% of all customer locations.
The overall project -- called Project Velocity IP, or Project VIP -- brings capital spending to $22 billion per year for the next three years. Earnings per share are expected to grow in the mid-single digits over three years because of greater revenue opportunities from the investments.
Total wireless investments from Project VIP will be $8 billion, and $6 billion for wired investments.
On the wired side, AT&T said it would expand its U-Verse system for broadband Internet by about a third, adding 8.5 million locations for a total of 33 million. Also, U-Verse speeds will be improved to up to 75 Mbps. AT&T plans to expand its fiber network to reach another 1million business customers.
The plan covers many of the capital improvements also being carried out by Verizon Communications and its wireless subsidiary as well as Sprint, although on a different pace and scale.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson called the technologies in the project "logical extensions" of projects AT&T has done before. "We are very confident in our ability to execute this plan."
Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen or subscribe to Matt's RSS feed. His email address is mhamblen@computerworld.com.
See more by Matt Hamblen on Computerworld.com.
Read more about Wireless Carriers in Computerworld's Wireless Carriers Topic Center.

moose

join:2004-03-02
Here is a link to all the detail that was presented today: »phoenix.corporate-ir.net/phoenix···=4841677

decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
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reply to btaylor1
Well... Great news for those with broadband already... Not soo much for the rest of us.

Hope they sell this area, its overlooked and surely to hell its profitable..

CplEstesUSMC

join:2005-02-16
Douglasville, GA
reply to btaylor1
75 down, fine,

What about UPLOAD? I'll trade 3 megs of download for every 1 meg of upload.

Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
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They'll probably do it Canadian style. 50/768k or upgrade to the Extreme Ultimate Plus Platinum Deluxe package at 75/1.


techguyga
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join:2003-12-31
Buford, GA
reply to btaylor1
I'm curious if they will be refreshing the RGs as part of this upgrade. With 75 or 100 Mbps internet speeds being available, wireless b/g won't cut it for much longer. Does anyone know of any plans to add wireless n to their RG lineup?


Michail
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join:2000-08-02
Boynton Beach, FL
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said by techguyga:

I'm curious if they will be refreshing the RGs as part of this upgrade. With 75 or 100 Mbps internet speeds being available, wireless b/g won't cut it for much longer. Does anyone know of any plans to add wireless n to their RG lineup?

I'd guess not but it's easy enough to add your own 802.11n router.