Jackson residents will be able to access AT&T's fiber network now that the company has invested over $875 million into Mississippi wireless and wired networks between 2013-2015.
These investments will drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also enhance critical services that support public safety and first responders.
These network enhancements include 833 upgrades providing additional wireless and wired network capacity, new cell sites, and new broadband network connections.
“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 Mayo Flynt, President of AT&T Mississippi. “Our continued investment in Mississippi allows our over 3,100 Mississippi employees to expand our fiber network and bring new, innovative services like AT&T GigaPower to our residents and businesses.”
In January, AT&T announced that it had added 1 million additional business customer locations – including more than 10,500 in the state of Mississippi – to its fiber network since 2012 when the company began an aggressive fiber expansion program. The expansion helped extend the AT&T U.S. fiber network another 76,000 route miles, bringing the total to nearly 500,000.
“In order for Mississippi to continue to thrive and serve its residents, it’s imperative we have companies that lead with investments and thoughtful innovation,” said House Speaker Philip Gunn. “AT&T is making on-going investments in its network which enables our residents and businesses to have the tools to compete and grow.”
In 2016, the company has plans to give customers the ability to access and stream DIRECTV video services over a wired or wireless Internet connection from any provider and from virtually any device – smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, streaming media hardware or PC. These services will not require annual contracts, satellite dishes or set-top boxes.
To learn more about AT&T’s coverage in Mississippi, or anywhere in the U.S., click here.
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