AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Greenville County

AT&T Blog Team
February 25, 2021
Broadband Access and Affordability, Public Safety

AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Greenville County

AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Greenville got a big boost in wireless connectivity. We’ve added a new cell tower to enhance the area’s 4G LTE coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service. Our investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices.

The new site will bring enhanced coverage along US Highway 25 between Berea and Parker.

“In addition to helping keep the community connected, AT&T’s continued investment supports our work in attracting new jobs and businesses to the county,” said Carlos Phillips, President and CEO of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. “An advanced, robust wireless network improves broadband availability and educational attainment, while also appealing to businesses looking to relocate or expand their operations. I am grateful for leaders at the General Assembly who have worked to build a public policy environment in South Carolina that encourages private investment like this.”

“We consistently work to provide better coverage for the community and its first responders.”

Amanda Taylor — External Affairs Regional Director, AT&T South Carolina

“We want our customers to have a great experience. With 4G LTE service, they’ll be able to experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends,” said Amanda Taylor, regional director of external affairs for AT&T South Carolina. “We consistently work to provide better coverage for the community and its first responders. And we’re investing in our wireless network to accomplish that.”

We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected. That’s why we’re also boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. This helps South Carolina residents get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.

These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform and give South Carolina’s first responders access to always-on, 24-hours-a-day priority and preemption across voice and data. FirstNet is bringing public safety communications into the 21st century with new, innovative capabilities to help those users stay safe and save lives.

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.

FirstNet is built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in South Carolina and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.