Wireless service giant AT&T has made investments of more than $800 million in the past several years to bring customers throughout the Palmetto State better reliability, coverage, speed and quality products.
Between 2013 and 2015, the company spent more than $100 million to upgrade and enhance wireless networks in the Charleston area; during that same period AT&T invested $200 million in the wireless networks in the Columbia area and $110 million to enhance services in the Greenville area. In total, the year 2015 saw AT&T upgrade 280 wireless networks in South Carolina.
“We’re committed to providing our customers fast, reliable, highly secure connectivity," AT&T South Carolina's President Pamela Lackey said. "We want them to be able to access the internet at any moment, from almost any device and anywhere. Our continued investment in South Carolina brings a host of new, innovative opportunities for residents and businesses.”
Last year, the company also expanded its wireless HD voice service offerings in many cities including Florence, Orangeburg, Charleston, Smallwood, Flint Hill, Winnsboro, Woodward, Blackstock, Douglas, Monticello, Dawkins, Jenkinsville, St. Phillips, Ridgeway, Rockton, White Oak, Toddville, Bucksville, Brownway and Cannon Hills. Company officials said plans were to expand ultra-fast speed availability to residential and business customers in the Charleston, Columbia and Greenville areas.
Plans for 2016 include partnerships with DIRECTV to provide enhanced video streaming of services that can be used on cellphones, tablets, smart TVs, streaming media hardware and personal computers.