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Welcome to the first in a regular blog series from AT&T Connecticut that will discuss 5G – what it is, where it is and what it can do for our state and beyond. 

Things to know about AT&T 5G when it comes to your city
FAST:  5G will provide increased data speeds, allowing you to download games, movies, TV shows and more, faster than before.
RELIABLE:  5G will also bring the ability to connect more devices to the network simultaneously and deliver lower latency – reducing lag time between devices sending and receiving data.
SECURE:  Finally, when 5G is fully evolved, it will be more secure with stronger encryption over the air, and smarter network software than prior generations.

The implications, benefits and opportunities realized from 5G stretch across industries and our communities, including business, education, health care, entertainment, travel and transportation, public safety and beyond.

Connecticut voters are in favor of upgrading infrastructure

A 2020 poll conducted in Connecticut asked likely voters their attitudes about wireless connectivity, 5G, and their use of such technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Those polled strongly believe quality wireless connectivity is a priority; and they support efforts by government officials and the telecom industry to enhance wireless networks. 

Respondents overwhelmingly believe it is important that they, their families, and the community institutions they rely on have quality wireless service and support the associated infrastructure improvements to enhance networks, including upgrades to 5G.

Specific Data Shows

  • More than 3 out of 4 peoplesupport infrastructure improvements to enhance wireless networks and bring high-speed, high-capacity wireless technology to their area; 
  • 94% believe it is important to have quality wireless service in their home; 
  • 97%believe it is important for hospitals, schools, businesses and local government to utilize high-speed wireless services; 
  • 67% want faster download speeds and more capacity to use more devices; 
  • 62%agree we should continue to bring high-speed broadband to our communities. 

Additional resources and information about 5G can be found at: 

Stay tuned for more info each week about 5G and connectivity-related happenings.  

1 RABA Research conducted a poll of 742 likely voters throughout Connecticut (including an over sample of 337 voters from Fairfield County) from June 15-22, 2020

John Emra is the president of AT&T New England. John leads the New England External and Legislative Affairs team which includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. He works closely with community leaders, legislators and other policymakers, as well as local and regional business leaders and customers, to help meet AT&T’s objective of connecting people with technology everywhere they live and work.

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