DETROIT — AT&T Inc. Friday announced it had spent $1.65 billion in wireless and wireline network enhancements from 2013 through 2015.
The company said that in 2015 alone, it made more than 480 wireless network upgrades in Michigan, including 27 new cell sites and nine wireless broadband upgrades.
Notable Michigan network enhancements in 2015 included:
* A Distributed Antenna Network (DAS) in Franklin, also serving parts of West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills
* A DAS upgrade at Detroit Metro Airport
* Improvements at several Michigan universities, including Ferris State, Grand Valley State, Northern Michigan, Northwood and Western Michigan
* The addition of 4G LTE at two renowned Mackinac Island hotels: The Grand Hotel and the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
* The installation of high-speed fiber optic network at Saginaw County’s Great Lakes Tech Park
The AT&T LTE network covers 365 million people in North America. In 2015, LTE was expanded to several Michigan communities, including:
* Mt. Pleasant
AT&T smartphone and high-speed internet customers also get access to a national network of 40,000 Wi-Fi hot spots at no additional charge.
Plans for 2016 include a continued rollout of fast internet services over a 100 percent fiber network to more than 14 million additional residential and commercial locations, and the ability stream DirecTV
video services over a wired or wireless Internet connection from any provider and from virtually any device, without annual contracts, satellite dishes or set-top boxes.
To learn more about coverage in Michigan, or anywhere in the U.S., visit https://www.att.com/maps/wireless-coverage.html.