AT&T invests $550 million in Arkansas wireless, wired networks

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AT&T says it has invested nearly $550 million in its statewide wireless and wired networks from 2015-2017.

The investments have been aimed at improving reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance, according to the company.

“Thanks to Arkansas state leadership that embraces legislation that encourages companies to invest more in wireless infrastructure, we’re now speeding our wireless build out plans in Arkansas with tens of millions of dollars dedicated to improving its mobile network,” said AT&T Arkansas state president Ronnie Dedman.

“This investment will also pave the path to 5G mobile services in the years ahead,” he added.

AT&T also said it is participating in FirstNet, a public-private partnership that is upgrading and modernizing the nation’s public safety communications capabilities.

Covering all 50 states, FirstNet is a new national communications platform that increases reliability and speed for first responders in emergency situations.