AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Franklin County

AT&T Blog Team
June 12, 2023

AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Franklin County

Network Expansion in Franklin County Will Help Give AT&T Customers Better Access to Mobile Internet

AT&T* has expanded its 5G network in Franklin County, giving residents, businesses and visitors a big boost in their wireless connectivity. We’ve added a new cell tower to enhance the area’s coverage and capacity, and help customers unlock the power of America’s Most Reliable 5G Network.1

This new site will enhance AT&T’s coverage and capacity in areas southeast of St. Clair.

“These days, access to reliable wireless service is about much more than streaming your favorite videos,” said state Sen. Ben Brown (district 26). “Access to high-speed internet allows small businesses, like mine, stay connected to customers.  It allows access to healthcare and educational opportunities in rural communities.  AT&T’s new tower site enhancement highlights the private investments that keep rural Missouri connected and illustrate why I continually work with my legislative colleagues to keep our state a place where companies want to invest and grow.”

These enhancements also bring Band 14 spectrum to the area. Band 14 is nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the government specifically for FirstNet®. We look at Band 14 as public safety’s VIP lane. In an emergency, this band – or lane – can be cleared and locked just for FirstNet subscribers. When not in use by FirstNet subscribers, AT&T customers can enjoy Band 14’s added coverage and capacity.

We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected,” said Jeremy Ketterer, Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T Missouri. “AT&T 5G brings fast, reliable and secure connectivity to more than 290 million people in over 24,000 cities and towns nationwide, including Franklin County. This helps residents and businesses get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.

From 2020-2022, AT&T invested nearly $3.1 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Missouri to connect more people to greater possibility.

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1 Based on nationwide GWS drive test data. GWS conducts paid drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its analysis. AT&T 5G requires compatible plan and device. 5G is not available everywhere. Go to for details.

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