AT&T will start introducing mobile 5G to customers in a dozen cities this year. On Aug. 30 we named Indianapolis as our 7th 5G city. It joins our previously announced cities of Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Raleigh and Waco.
“Indy is a city on the forefront of innovation and technology. Home to a variety of large and small businesses, thriving communities, and a local government that understands the importance of technology to fuel innovation and boost economic growth,” said Bill Soards, president AT&T Indiana. “Whether you’re a retailer, car wash owner, hospital, manufacturer, public safety entity or a bank, we expect 5G will eventually change the customer experience and provide new economic opportunities for your business. It was a natural choice for AT&T to name Indy as one of the twelve introductory 5G cities.”
We’ve been laying the foundation for 5G in Indianapolis for some time now. It’s part of our investment strategy to continue to bring the latest in connectivity to people across the country.
We’ve invested nearly $425 million in our Indianapolis area wireless and wired networks during 2015-2017. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders. In 2017, AT&T made more than 525 wireless network upgrades in the Indianapolis area. These include new cell sites, boosting network capacity and new wireless high-speed internet connections.
We also launched 5G Evolution in Indianapolis last year. As a reminder, 5G Evolution markets are locations where we’ve deployed technologies that enable peak theoretical wireless speeds for capable devices of at least 400 Mbps.* Indy was also one of the first U.S. cities to get LTE-LAA technology. With LTE-LAA, the network has peak theoretical speeds for capable devices reaching up to 1 gigabit per second.*
“We’re proud that AT&T continues to put Indianapolis at the top of its list when deciding where its latest technologies should be launched,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “We were among the first for AT&T’s 5G Evolution network, and now the company is keeping its promise to bring 5G here. We look forward to seeing the impact this revolutionary technology will have on our city: helping us to attract economic investment and make local government more efficient.”
"I'm thrilled that AT&T chose Indianapolis as an early adopter for this impressive technology infrastructure investment,” said TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier. “Indy is home to one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the country, an impressive base of talent, and a combination of Fortune 500's and up-and-coming startups that will leverage this 5G infrastructure to further accelerate growth."
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