At&T announced an ambitious plan to provide broadband connectivity to over 300 million people by the end of 2014. By investing $14 billion in both wireline and wireless technology, By investing significant capital into the company's broadband network, AT&T hopes to reach over 96% of all U.S. residents.
The ambitious AT&T strategy called Project VIP, includes both a wireless and wireline broadband strategy to expand broadband access in rural America.
Details of the project include plans to explore the implementation of DSLAMs to increase speeds of current DSL copper-based networks, as well as the expansion of the company's 4G/LTE wireless networks. The strategy comes at a time the company is calling on the FCC to loosen restrictions on legacy networks.