Earlier this month, the Mexican Senate confirmed Dr. Miguel Basáñez as Mexico’s new Ambassador to the United States. We welcome Ambassador Basáñez and look forward to working with him on the broad and crucially important U.S.-Mexico relations.
AT&T has announced plans to invest approximately US$3 billion to extend our high-speed, mobile Internet service to Mexico, covering 100 million people in Mexico by year-end 2018. We’re creating the first-ever North American Mobile Service Area, connecting our customers and communities on both sides of the border. This network will link together our two countries’ economies, people and cultures like never before.
The U.S. and Mexico share a 2,000-mile border and our bilateral relationship directly affects the well-being and prosperity of millions in our deeply inter-related countries. From issues of trade, education, innovation, migration, energy, culture, the environment, and more, we’re fundamentally linked.
As a firm truly invested in the future of our two nations and of North America as a region, we look forward to exploring synergies with Ambassador Basáñez and working with him on his objective to continue strengthening this bilateral relationship. We also look forward to helping bring the U.S. and Mexico – and our peoples – closer together through a seamless network that provides more Mexican citizens with access to next generation high-speed mobile Internet.
And, we wish our friends in Mexico a happy Independence Day. Enjoy your celebrations tomorrow!