AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in New York got a big boost in wireless connectivity during the past several months. We’ve added 57 new cell sites in 21 counties to enhance the Empire State’s mobile broadband coverage and help give residents, businesses and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service. Our investment will help customers and first responders get the most out of their mobile devices.
AT&T turned on new sites that improve mobile broadband coverage and capacity in the following counties:
- Broome County: A new cell site that serves West Windsor along Route 17/86 Southern Tier Expressway at Exit 77, the Southern Tier Expressway east of the I-81 split in Kirkwood between Exits 77 (West Windsor) and 78 (Occanum), and Route 47 through West Windsor Agfa and Rogers Lakes.
- Cattaraugus County: Two new cell sites providing coverage for the hamlets of Lime Lake and Machias, Lime Lake, Lucky Lakes, McKinstry Creek, the Cattaraugus County Health Department, Cattaraugus County Museum & Research Center, the Route 16, 20, 36 & 70 corridors, Town of Dayton as well as Route 62 between Gowanda and Leon through Dayton, Route 353 between Dayton and New Albion through the hamlet of Wesley, the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department, the South Dayton Airport and parts of the Town of Perrysburg.
- Cayuga County: Three new sites were turned on serving Auburn including the Cayuga/Onondaga BOCES, Route 20 corridor, Venice Center, Ledyard, Poplar Ridge, Scipio Center, Scipioville, Sherwood, Route 34 corridor and south of Auburn, between Scipio Center and Genoa. They also serve East Varick, the Route 89 corridor along the Cayuga Lake shoreline, Union Springs, Springport and southern Aurelius on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake.
- Chautauqua County: This new cell site serves northern Chautauqua County, the hamlet of Forestville within the Town of Hanover, the Route 39 east/west corridor between Sheridan and Perrysburg, as well as County Routes 85, 87, and 89 through the region.
- Chemung County: Three new cell sites provide coverage for Big Flats, the Southern Tier Route 17/86 Expressway business corridor, the Route 328 corridor between Pine City and the Pennsylvania border, Route 78 (Sagetown Road) between Route 328 and Caton, South Corning and the Route 17- I 86 Southern Tier Expressway.
- Clinton County: A new cell site was added that serves the Village of Mc Graw, McGraw Elementary School, McGraw Secondary School, McGraw Central School District, the McGraw Fire Department, the Community Center Park and Route 41 through McGraw between I-81 to the west and Maybury Mills to the east.
- Dutchess County: A new cell site was turned on that serves Poughquaq, Beekman and the Route 55 & 216 corridors.
- Erie County: Thirteen new cell sites have gone live across the county covering Amherst, Orchard Park, the City of Buffalo, Depew, Cheektowaga, Hamburg, Lackawanna, and the Towns of Evans and Eden.
- Herkimer County: Three new sites serving the City of Herkimer, the NYS Thruway corridor along the Exit 30 stretch, the Village of Mohawk, the Village of Newport, the Village of Middleville andthe highly travelled Route 28 corridor between Middleville and Poland.
- Livingston County: Three new sites adding additional coverage for Avon, the Route 5 & 20 split west of the Genesee River, the Village of Canawaugus, the Town of Caledonia, Lakeville, the Town of Livonia, the I-390 corridor between the NYS Thruway & Geneseo and the Village of Springwater.
- Madison County: A new cell site serving West Woodstock, Route 80 corridor from West Woodstock to New Woodstock and the DeRuyter Reservoir.
- Monroe County: Two new cell sites serving the dense areas in Greece, Webster and Penfield.
- Niagara County: Four new cell sites were turned on serving parts of Lockport, Wheatfield, North Tonawanda, Pendleton and the Route 429 corridor between Sanborn and North Tonawanda.
- Oneida County: Two new cell sites serving Routes 46 & 49 west of Rome through East Verona, New London, Churchville, east Utica, the Masonic Home area, the main Utica Post Office Facility on Pitcher Street, Route 5S between Utica and Frankfort and Route 5 (Herkimer Road) through North Utica.
- Ontario County: Three new sites were added serving the Town of Bristol, the Bristol Valley, the hamlets of Bristol Center, Vincent, the Route 32 and 64/20A corridors, the City of Geneva and the Village of Clifton Springs.
- Oswego County: Six new cell site serving Altmar in the Town of Albion, the City of Fulton, the Village of Cleveland, the hamlet of West Amboy and the Town of Schroeppel.
- Rensselaer County: Three new cell sites servingthe hamlet of Johnsonville, parts of northern Rensselaer County, the Wynantskill area, Troy and Defreestville.
- Saratoga County: The new cell site was turned servingthe Saratoga County Airport, Geyer Crest, Milton Center, Factory Village, the Geyer Road Elementary School, and the Sherwood Forest, Evergreen Point, Deer Run and Heritage Manor neighborhoods.
- Tompkins County: Two new cell sites have been launched providing service to the Village of Groton and the hamlets of Peruville, Grotto, Howland Corners, Mosher Corners, Pleasant Valley and Morton Corners.
- Tioga County: A new cell site was turned on servingthe Village of Newark Valley, including Route 37, Newark Valley Senior High School, Newark Valley Middle School, the Nathan T. Hall School and Trout Ponds Park.
- Wayne County: A new cell site was recently turned on that serves the Ontario and Walworth areas south of Ontario Center.
“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.”Amy Kramer — President, AT&T New York
“We want our customers to have a great experience. With 4G LTE service, they’ll be able to experience better network connectivity while staying connected with work, streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends,” said Amy Kramer, President, AT&T New York. “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.”
These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform which gives New York’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 use Band 14 spectrum. 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 New York 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 New York. From 2017 to 2019, we invested nearly $1.6 billion in our New York wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.