Connecting Idaho to Greater Possibility

Tara Thue – President, AT&T Idaho
June 16, 2023
Broadband Access and Affordability

Connecting Idaho to Greater Possibility

 Investing in our Communities

In Idaho, we invested more than $90 million in our wireless broadband network infrastructure from 2020-2022 to connect more people to greater possibility.

We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected through life’s defining moments, whether you’re fishing, hiking, learning or skiing. That’s why we’re focused on boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. We’re working to help residents get the best possible AT&T experience wherever they live, work and play.

We continue to make significant investments to provide Idahoans with access to reliable wireless broadband connectivity and more. Working with local community organizations, we are also helping to address the digital divide and prepare students for future success in Idaho.

Committed to expanding connectivity, our investment focuses on all facets of the network  —including FirstNet,® Built with AT&T.

  • Supporting First Responders by Expanding the Nation’s Public Safety Network: As America’s public safety communications partner, we’re giving more of the public safety community access to their network. With FirstNet, we’re helping connect first responders in more than 70 communities across the state.
    • FirstNet includes unique benefits for first responders like always-on priority and preemption, high-quality Band 14 spectrum to keep public safety mission ready.
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on more than 200 sites across Idaho to provide public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it. Areas currently benefiting from Band 14 include Boise, Boundary County, Idaho County, Elmore County, Butte County and Clark County.

At AT&T, we believe every American should be connected to the internet and we’re working with governments and non-profit organizations to make it happen. We’re on track to deliver on our $2B commitment between 2021-2023 to help bridge the digital divide and tackle barriers to broadband access, adoption and affordability.

  • AT&T is participating in the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to help make broadband more affordable for millions of American households. In Idaho, eligible households can apply the federal benefit to AT&T wireless plans with data, such as PREPAID1 and Cricket Wireless.”
  • We created AT&T Connected Learning to invest in digital inclusion, digital literacy and digital learning solutions to help today’s students and their families succeed wherever they learn – at home, in the community and in the classroom.
  • In Idaho, we’ve held 9 digital literacy workshops and distributed computers to students and their families as part of our commitment to help bridge the digital divide.

Good news is always great to share. Here are a few highlights from the last year in Idaho:

  • August 2022 | Increased capacity in southern Idaho. In places like Twin Falls, known as the gateway to Snake River Canyon, we’ve enhanced coverage to help improve capacity for residents and travelers enjoying this magical site.
  • December 2022 | Expanded our network in the Treasure Valley. These new AT&T cell sites in Caldwell, Boise and Nampa will help provide coverage to public school areas, hotels, and airports as more families continue to make the Valley their home.

To keep up with all the latest updates from AT&T Idaho, follow us on Twitter @ATTPublicPolicy and

1 Limit of one ACP benefit per household.

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