AT&T is bringing it all together - helping people mobilize their worlds - with advanced mobile services, next-generation TV and high-speed Internet services, and smart solutions for businesses. For more than a century, we have consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services. Our mission is to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, and do it better than anyone else. We're creating new solutions for consumers and businesses to help them mobilize their communications and entertainment.
AT&T has more than 120 million wireless customers who have the nation's strongest LTE signal* and the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network** at their fingertips. Our voice and data network covers more than 99 percent of all Americans, so our customers can stay connected from virtually anywhere - whether they're driving home from work, or driving across the country.
Even if our customers decide to travel abroad, we have them covered. AT&T has the best worldwide coverage of any U.S. carrier, with voice services in more than 225 countries and territories, data roaming in more than 210 countries and territories, and 3G in more than 170 countries and territories. We also plan to expand into Latin America with our acquisition of Iusacell - Mexico's leading wireless company.
Our AT&T U-verse® TV and High Speed Internet services are improving how people enjoy entertainment. U-verse TV offers customers more than 600 channels on their home TVs. With a smartphone or tablet, customers can watch 110 live channels outside their home and more than 200 live channels inside their home. U-verse with AT&T GigaPowerSM is giving customers in select markets the ability to download an HD movie in 36 seconds, a TV episode in three seconds and 25 songs in one second. We're targeting up to 100 cities and municipalities across the country for the expansion of this 1 gigabit per second service.
Our pending acquisition of DIRECTV will give more customers more opportunities to enjoy their favorite movies, TV shows, music and sports. Final regulatory approval of the merger will enable the combined companies to deliver more content to customers across multiple screens - mobile devices, TVs, laptops, and the backseat displays of connected cars. AT&T has also committed to expand and enhance its deployment of high-speed Internet service to cover at least 15 million customer locations across 48 states - most of them in underserved rural areas.
AT&T serves nearly all of the Fortune 1000, as well as neighborhood businesses around the country. We offer solutions like highly secure mobile cloud and corporate network management that helps businesses in every industry serve their customers better.
We're also connecting cars, machines, wearable devices and more. It's all part of our leadership in the Internet of Things. We're working with top automakers and technology companies to make our customers' lives easier - so they can use their car to order a pizza on the way home, and then use a connected watch later that night to track how many extra steps they'll need to take at the gym the next day.
AT&T is constantly innovating to find new connections in the Internet of Things. In 2014, we were issued an average of more than one patent per day. We have more than 10,000 patents issued worldwide. AT&T Labs and our Foundry centers have the brightest minds in the industry working to develop technologies, apps, products and services that are improving lives at home, work and play.
We're also improving lives by supporting our local communities, which is embedded in AT&T's culture. We're focused on raising high school graduation rates and preparing students for college and careers through our signature education initiative, AT&T Aspire. To date, we have committed $350 million to the program. Our It Can Wait campaign has inspired more than 5 million people to pledge that they will never text and drive.
AT&T is leading the way to the future - for customers, businesses and the industry. We're building a software-defined network that doesn't just respond to customers' needs, but anticipates them. We can deploy new functions almost instantly through a software update, letting us upgrade the network in minutes instead of months. We're developing new state-of-the-art technologies like this so it's even easier for our customers to stay connected. We envision a world where everything and everyone work together seamlessly, and life is better as a result. We envision a world that works for you.