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AT&T spent $2M on network to prepare for NCAA Men’s Final Four

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PHOENIX — Wireless giant AT&T announced on Monday that it spent $2 million to prepare for the Phoenix-area Final Four events.

According to a press release from AT&T’s website, the company has been working on improving and expanding coverage in Phoenix for more than a year to support increasing wireless demands.

Some of the investments include upgrading antenna systems at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix Convention Center and nearby hotels, adding 60 percent more LTE capacity to the wireless network at the stadium, deploying several cell towers on wheels and upgrading 16 existing cell sites in the area.

“Many of these upgrades are permanent and will continue to provide a better mobile experience for sports fans year-round. It’s just one way we’re continuing to invest in our Phoenix area wireless network.” Arizona President Jerry Fuentes said in the press release.

Gonzaga and South Carolina will face off in the first semifinal and North Carolina and Oregon in the second at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on April 1 .

“When our customers in Phoenix cheer on their favorite team, we want them to have a great experience. That means they stay connected while making a call, checking email or sharing on social media,” Fuentes said.

AT&T is one of the many NCAA Men’s Final Four event sponsors.

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