Network Expansion in Long Prairie will help give AT&T customers better access to mobile internet
What’s the news? AT&T* customers and FirstNet® subscribers in the Long Prairie area got a big boost in wireless connectivity. We’ve added a new cell tower just south of Long Prairie near Little Sauk Township to enhance the area’s mobile broadband coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service. This new site will provide coverage when traveling along U.S. Highway 71 in Todd County. Our investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices.
Why is this important? 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 Minnesota residents get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play. And it’s giving first responders on FirstNet – America’s public safety network – access to always-on, 24-hours-a-day priority and preemption across voice and data.
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 just for FirstNet subscribers. When not in use by FirstNet subscribers, AT&T customers can enjoy Band 14’s coverage and capacity.
Committed to our Minnesota communities: From 2019 to 2021, we invested nearly $400 million in our wireless and wireline networks in Minnesota. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.
What people are saying:
President, AT&T Minnesota
“From connecting family and loved ones to helping first responders during a crisis, AT&T is committed to our Minnesota communities. We consistently work to provide better coverage for our customers and public safety across the state, including in the Long Prairie area. And we’re investing in our wireless network to accomplish that.”
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*About AT&T Communications
We help more than 100 million U.S. families, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to our 5G wireless and multi-gig internet offerings today, we @ATT innovate to improve lives. For more information about AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), please visit us at about.att.com. Investors can learn more at investors.att.com.