Network Expansion in Johnston County Will Help Give AT&T Customers and FirstNet Subscribers Better Access to Mobile Internet
What’s the news? AT&T* has expanded its 5G network in Johnston County, giving residents, businesses and visitors a big boost in their wireless connectivity. We’ve added a new cell tower south of Coleman along Highway 48 to enhance the area’s coverage and capacity, and help customers unlock the power of America’s Most Reliable 5G Network.1
Why is this important? We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected. And AT&T 5G brings fast, reliable and secure connectivity to more than 281 million people in over 22,000 cities and towns nationwide, including Coleman. This helps Oklahoma residents and businesses get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.
The site will also provide enhanced coverage to benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet® – public safety’s dedicated communications platform. FirstNet, Built with AT&T 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.
What people are saying:
Speaker Charles McCall
“It is essential that we continue working to bring greater access to high-speed internet to rural Oklahoma, and this announcement marks a positive step in that direction. A robust communications network plays a key role in our State’s economic future, and through private investments like this one, our economy will grow stronger.”
Senator David Bullard
“Local businesses rely on their ability to stay connected while on the go, and this investment in the Johnston County communications network will open the door to greater opportunities in our community.”
Our commitment to Oklahoma communities: From 2019 to 2021, we invested more than $800 million in our wireless and wireline networks in Oklahoma. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.
Where can I find more information? Go here to learn more about how AT&T is supporting Oklahoma. For more about the value FirstNet is bringing to public safety, check out FirstNet.com. And for the latest news on AT&T 5G, visit about.att.com/pages/5G.
1 Based 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 att.com/5Gforyou for details.
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