AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Lee’s Summit

AT&T Blog Team
December 13, 2020
Broadband Access and Affordability

AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Lee’s Summit

AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Lee’s Summit 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.

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

Craig Unruh – President, AT&T Missouri.

“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 Craig Unruh, President of AT&T Missouri. “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 Missouri residents get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.

“Now more than ever, it is critical for Missourians to have robust wireless connectivity as people work, learn, and gather with our families at home,” said U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver. “AT&T’s continued investment in our community’s communications networks are critical to keeping our first responders, families, businesses owners, and students connected whenever and however they need it. I’m thankful for AT&T’s contributions to the Kansas City region and will continue working to expand coverage and increase connectivity for all.”

These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform and give Missouri’s first responders access to the nation’s fastest overall network experience.1 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 Missouri 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.

We’re committed to our networks in Missouri

From 2017 to 2019, we invested nearly $1.9 billion in our Missouri wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.

1Based on AT&T analysis of Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data median download speeds for Q2 2020. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.