AT&T Invests More Than $550 million Over Three-Year Period to Connect Local Customers in New York City

These investments are essential to connecting our customers with their family, friends and colleagues by increasing the network’s speed, reliability, coverage and overall performance.

AT&T is proud to connect customers across the country by continuing to grow the nation’s best network 1. From 2018-2020, we expanded coverage and improved connectivity in more communities by investing more than $550 million in our wireless and wireline networks in New York City.

AT&T’s commitment to communities across the country continues and spans all layers of our network—from fiber to 5G to FirstNet®. These investments are essential to connecting our customers with their family, friends and colleagues by increasing the network’s speed, reliability, coverage and overall performance.

We recently announced that AT&T will invest $2 billion over the next 3 years to help address the digital divide nationwide. AT&T also further improved critical communications for New York’s first responders and improved public safety with FirstNet® – America’s public safety network.

“By continuing to improve our network at the state and local levels, we are helping businesses grow in New York City and helping to ensure that our customers and communities stay connected throughout the country.”

Patricia Jacobs — President, AT&T North Region 

“From connecting family and loved ones to helping first responders during a crisis, AT&T is committed to investing throughout the five boroughs in New York City to build state-of-the-art infrastructure that will keep people connected,” said Patricia Jacobs, President, AT&T North Region. “By continuing to improve our network at the state and local levels, we are helping businesses grow in New York City and helping to ensure that our customers and communities stay connected throughout the country.”

More details about our wireless coverage in New York City, and anywhere in the U.S., can be found on the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

Bringing fast, reliable, secure AT&T 5G to more Americans

 AT&T is also unlocking the power of 5G for consumers, businesses and first responders through AT&T 5G:

  • AT&T 5G, delivered over sub-6 spectrum sets us up to offer a better wireless experience with greater capacity to enable faster responses on capable devices. AT&T offers fast, reliable and highly secure 255 million people in 500 markets nationwide including New York City.

 To learn more about AT&T 5G, visit our AT&T 5G site.

FirstNet: Dedicated to America’s First Responders

We are committed to improving public safety infrastructure.  As a part of that commitment, we have invested and built FirstNet in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – an independent agency within the federal government. FirstNet is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community.

  • Expanding to serve: FirstNet focuses on where first responders need connectivity. We’ve moved quickly to deliver more coverage, boost capacity and drive new capabilities for first responders. Using all AT&T LTE commercial spectrum as well as high-quality Band 14 spectrum, FirstNet covers 2.71 million square miles nationwide. And we’re actively extending the reach of FirstNet in New York City and across the Empire State to give agencies large and small the reliable, unthrottled connectivity and modern communications tools they require.
  • First responder-centric 5G Our approach to 5G for public safety is unlike anything else. We’ve upgraded the dedicated FirstNet network core to enable 5G connectivity that is being built to intuitively optimize the experience for America’s first responders. First responders maintain voice communications with always-on priority and preemption on LTE, while the FirstNet network determines the best route for data traffic with compatible devices.

The FirstNet network is providing New York City public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need. These advanced capabilities enable FirstNet to help fire, EMS, and law enforcement personnel save lives and protect their communities.

FirstNet and the FirstNet logo are registered trademarks and service marks of the First Responder Network Authority. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

1 GWS awarded AT&T Best Network OneScore 2020. GWS conducts drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its OneScore analysis.

2 Speeds vary and not guaranteed. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capabilities and based on wired connection to gateway. Actual customer speeds may vary based on a number of factors and are not guaranteed. Download speeds for Internet 1000 are typically up to 940Mbps due to overhead capacity reserved to deliver the data. For more information, go to www.att.com/speed101.

3 Based on network availability.

4 Based on wired connection to the gateway.

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