Speaking of Tennessee, AT&T has already hired more than 800 people from the region in 2013. So far, the company has provided more than $175 million in order to fund its wired and wireless infrastructure across the state in 2013. On the whole, AT&T has invested nearly $1.4 billion in its network infrastructure in Tennessee from 2010 to 2012. Most of the funds were used to deploy new Wi-Fi hot spots, macro cell sites, and Distributed Antenna Systems, which are part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP. It's purpose is to improve the company's IP broadband and 4G LTE networks across the state. This project in particular is what is driving AT&T's need for technicians in Tennessee forward.
Currently, nearly 5,400 people work for AT&T across Tennessee and the company is constantly looking for new employees. The newly-hired workforce can benefit from AT&T's famous training and development programs, which are allegedly one of the best in the USA. Last year, the corporation invested more than $280 million in training employees, and raised about $27 million in tuition aid.