AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Erie County and Venango County got another boost in wireless connectivity. We’ve added new cell sites to enhance the area’s mobile broadband coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service. Our investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices.
The new site in Erie adds coverage and capacity to areas on the East side of Erie along US-20 and SR-430 near Lawrence Park. The new site in Pleasantville, Venango County, boosts coverage in Pleasantville and along SR-36.
“We continue to invest in our network in Pennsylvania so that our customers have a great experience.”
David Kerr — President, AT&T Pennsylvania
“We continue to invest in our network in Pennsylvania so that our customers have a great experience,” said David Kerr, president, AT&T Pennsylvania. “These new sites are one way we can provide better coverage for first responders, businesses, and residents in these communities.”
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 Pennsylvanians get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.
These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform which gives Pennsylvania’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 federal 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania:
From 2017 to 2019, we invested more than $850 million in Pennsylvania’s wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.