AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Nelson County

AT&T Blog Team
September 3, 2021
Broadband Access and Affordability, Public Safety

AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Nelson County

AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Nelson County are getting better wireless connectivity, thanks to a new cell tower located along Withrow Court in Bardstown.

“I am encouraged by the work the private sector has done to deliver better connectivity and increased communication to our community,” said House Majority Whip Chad McCoy.  “It’s important for our residents to enjoy the type of high-speed internet access which improves quality of life and makes our communities more attractive to potential employers and that is exactly what this investment does.”

By enhancing the area’s 4G LTE coverage and helping give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service, AT&T’s investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices.

“We want our customers to have a great experience.”

Hollie Spade — External Affairs Director, AT&T Kentucky

“We want our customers to have a great experience,” said Hollie Spade, Director of External Affairs for AT&T Kentucky.  “Investing in our wireless network is just one of the ways we continually work to provide better coverage for the community and its first responders, along with improved network reliability and increased capacity.”

From 2016-2020, we invested more than $1.3 billion in our wireless and wired networks in Kentucky. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.

With 4G LTE service, customers can experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends.

The new site will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform and give Kentucky’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 the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community. It is built with AT&T in public-private partnership with the federal government. The FirstNet network is providing public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it, unique benefits like always-on priority and preemption, and high-quality Band 14 spectrum. These advanced capabilities help fire, EMS, EMA, law enforcement, and 9-1-1 save lives and protect communities.

For more about the value FirstNet is bringing to public safety, go to