AT&T Invests More Than $30 Million Over Three-Year Period To Enhance Local Networks In Fort Wayne Area

FORT WAYNE, Ind., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* has invested more than $30
million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in the Fort Wayne area
between 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed,
reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers.

Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan to expand and
enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, AT&T in 2013 made 85
network upgrades in the Fort Wayne area. Upgrades in 2013 included launch of
AT&T’s 4G LTE network in Fort Wayne in June, along with addition of wireless and
wired network capacity, and new broadband network connections.

“Enhanced wireless and wired connectivity is an important benefit for residents
and our overall economic development,” said State Rep. David Ober (R-Albion).
“It’s great to see companies like AT&T investing and innovating to meet, and
anticipate, the needs of their customers.”

“AT&T’s continued investment in Fort Wayne and Indiana means expanded access to
new technologies and new opportunities for our citizens and businesses,” said
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “As more and more residents are connecting via a
seamless mobile network, we appreciate AT&T’s commitment to enhancing its
services and growing jobs in our community.”

AT&T’s network investment has resulted in a 4G LTE network that has been
recognized for its speed, reliability and coverage.

“Fort Wayne residents depend on our fast and reliable Internet connections more
and more every day, whether it’s instant access to files and apps at work,
watching a video at home, or even receiving updates from connected cars or home
monitors,” said Bill Soards, president of AT&T Indiana. “AT&T is making robust
investments locally to make sure that residents can take full advantage of the
latest services and tools, and that businesses have the speed they need to
compete and grow.”

AT&T provides the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering nearly
280 million Americans with 4G LTE service.**

AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network*** including more than 32,000
AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers,
and provides access to more than 529,000 hotspots globally through roaming
agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers and U-verse customers get access to
our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t
count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.

For more information about AT&T’s coverage in the Fort Wayne area or anywhere in
the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on
the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** Speed & Reliability claims based on analysis of independent third party data
re nationwide carriers’ 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available

*** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots.

To define a market, we rely on the Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA), as
established by the United States Office of Management and Budget. Minor
differences, if any, between annual totals reflect annual updating of market
boundaries in our record systems.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the
most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T
operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States
and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of
wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader
in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any
U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.
It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s
suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced
in the world.

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