AT&T invests $1.4B over 3 years to boost local networks in N.J.

Dallas-based AT&T announced Thursday it has invested nearly $1.4 billion over a three-year period to boost wireless and wired local networks in New Jersey.

The investment, AT&T said, enhanced reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for New Jersey residents and businesses as well as improved critical services that support public safety and first responders using the FirstNet communications platform.

In 2018, AT&T said it made more than 1,100 wireless network upgrades in New Jersey, including new cell sites, addition of network capacity and new wireless high-speed internet connections.

Tom Bracken, CEO and president of the New Jersey Chamber, welcomed the investment.

“We’re glad that AT&T continues to make a major difference in our state – whether it’s investing in their networks, contributing to community organizations, or driving innovation at AT&T Labs,”  Bracken said. “We applaud and thank AT&T for their corporate leadership and we need to continue to work with companies like AT&T to advance public policy initiatives that will inspire other companies to invest in New Jersey.”

“We’re investing in our network to make business growth possible; keep our state competitive; and provide our residents and visitors with the tools to stay connected and entertained,”  Charlene Brown, president, AT&T New Jersey, said.