AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Lenexa and Shawnee

AT&T Blog Team
October 2, 2023
Broadband Access and Affordability

AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Lenexa and Shawnee

AT&T* has expanded its 5G network in the Lenexa/Shawneearea, giving residents, businesses and visitors a big boost in their wireless connectivity. A new cell tower near West 75th and Quivira Road between Lenexa and Shawnee will enhance the area’s coverage and capacity, and help customers unlock the power of America’s Most Reliable 5G Network.

“This new investment in Lenexa/Shawnee is about more than bars on a phone, it’s about bridging the gaps between people, places and progress,” said State Senator Dinah Sykes. “In the Legislature, we have made closing the digital divide a priority by creating an environment welcoming of private investment, and this expansion of Kansas’s communications network chips away at that divide.”

The new site will 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 Jim Jamison, president, AT&T Kansas. “AT&T 5G brings fast, reliable and secure connectivity to more than 290 million people in over 24,000 cities and towns nationwide, including the Lenexa/Shawnee area. This helps residents and businesses get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.”

From 2020 to 2022, AT&T invested more than $700 million in its wireless and wireline networks in Kansas. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.

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1Based 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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