San Diego , California -- Blazing speeds. Great reliability. Broad coverage. Excellent overall performance. That's what San Diego area residents want from their mobile Internet, and it's exactly what AT&T * is delivering with an array of local wireless and wireline network upgrades completed in the first half of 2013.
As part of its nearly $1.15 billion investment in its California wireless and wired networks so far this year, AT&T has completed several key network projects in the San Diego region. These projects, which are part of the company's Velocity IP Plan (VIP), a three-year investment plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks, build on the nearly $750 million AT&T has invested in its wireless and wired networks in San Diego from 2010 through 2012.
This continued commitment to network enhancement and expansion has led to outstanding network performance for AT&T customers in the San Diego region.
- The AT&T wireless network recently tied for 1 st in San Diego by RootMetrics , an independent research and testing organization. AT&T tied as the RootMetrics RootScore Combined Award winner for its overall wireless network performance, including call, text and data performance.**
- Our 4G LTE service was recognized as having faster average download speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive 's most recent speed tests in San Diego. PCWorld/TechHive also ranked AT&T's as the fastest combination of 3G and 4G services in the 20 cities it tested.***
- AT&T was named San Diego's fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine's 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study. AT&T swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.****
And AT&T now has the most reliable 4G LTE network. According to independent third-party data, AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.*****
AT&T's Velocity IP Plan is paying early dividends for San Diego. In just the first six months of 2013, nearly 2,900 additional business customer locations in San Diego -- located in more than 90 multi-tenant office buildings across the metro area -- now have access to blazing-fast, reliable connections to Internet and cloud-based resources, which ride on the fiber network.
As part of the Velocity IP Plan, AT&T also deployed wireline IP broadband for consumers, including AT&T U-verse services for more than 15,950 customer locations in San Diego, in just the first six months of 2013. AT&T U-verse is an integrated bundle of services delivered over AT&T's advanced IP network that includes AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse TV and AT&T U-verse Voice. AT&T offers customers the freedom to watch hit TV shows virtually anywhere, extensive HD channels, competitive Internet speeds, flexible bundles and continued service innovation. AT&T was recently named Frost & Sullivan Video Company of the Year.