AT&T makes network upgrade Priority No. 1; offers details

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January 29, 2010 | ZDnet - AT&T has been taking a public relations beating over its shoddy wireless network for far too long. I know I’ve grown tired of writing about it. But, on a conference call to discuss quarterly earnings yesterday, company executives offered specifics on what they’ll be doing to beef up the network in 2010 and beyond.

In a nutshell, the company said it’s upping its investment by $2 billion over last year. The company didn’t provide a hard number but said it is ramping up its capital spending. Last year, it spent $17.3 billion. This year, that number will be between $18 billion and $19 billion. AT&T Operations President and CEO John Stankey said, “Wireless is our No. 1 investment priority.”

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