AT&T Invests Nearly $100 Million Over 3-Year Period in Hawai‘i
These upgrades included 52 wireless network improvements in the Islands such as new cell sites, additional wireless and wired network capacity and new broadband network connections. The telecommunications giant said the funding improved reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for customers.
“We’re now speeding our wireless buildout plans in Hawai‘i with tens of millions of dollars dedicated to improving its mobile network,” said Bob Bass, president of AT&T Hawai‘i. “This investment enhances residents’ ability to connect and will help pave the path to 5G mobile services in the years ahead.”
The improvements also included upgrades for first responders and emergency service communications. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) recently selected AT&T to build a nationwide public safety broadband network. The network will be dedicated for police, firefighter and EMS personnel use only. If Hawai‘i opts into the FirstNet network, AT&T said the company will focus on building upon current improvements with “significant investments” over the next 25 years.
AT&T was recognized for the third year in a row by FORTUNE magazine as the Most Admired Telecommunications Company in the world for 2017. The global company also ranked 37 among the Top 50 Worldʻs Most Admired companies.