Investing in our Communities
In Kentucky, we invested nearly $725 million in our wireless and wireline network infrastructure from 2020-2022 to connect more people to greater possibility.
Cities and communities throughout Kentucky are seeing the impacts of this investment, including:
- Nearly $250 million in the Louisville metro region,
- More than $90 million in the Lexington area, and
- Nearly $15 million in the Richmond area.
We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected through life’s defining moments, whether you’re celebrating or grieving, learning or working, creating or sharing. 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.
Committed to expanding connectivity, our investment focuses on all facets of the network —including fiber, 5G and FirstNet,® Built with AT&T.
- Expanding Access to Fiber: To help meet the demands for reliable, high-speed connections today – and in the future – we’re investing in our fiber network1. With more than 1.8 million strand-miles of fiber optics in Kentucky, more than 360,000 customer locations in and around Anchorage, Audobon Park, Barbourmeade, Bardstown, Beechwood Village, Bellemeade, Blue Ridge Manor, Bowling Green, Clarksville, Corbin, Crestwood, Cynthiana, Danville, Douglass Hills, Fincastle, Frankfort, Georgetown, Graymoor-Devondale, Harrodsburg, Henderson, Heritage Creek, Hopkinsville, Houston Acres, Hurstbourne, Hurstbourne Acres, Indian Hills, Jeffersontown, Kingsley, La Grange, Lawrenceburg, Louisville, Lyndon, Mayfield, Middletown, Mount Sterling, Murray, Newburg, Oak Grove, Owensboro, Paducah, Paris, Pineville, Poplar Hills, Richmond, Shelbyville, Shively, St. Matthews, Stanton, Winchester, Windy Hills, Woodlawn Park, and Worthington Hills.
- Beyond Kentucky, our fiber is available to 19.7M consumers and more than 3M business customer locations in 100+ U.S. metro areas.
- AT&T Fiber provides speed, reliability and value for consumers and businesses to enhance their internet experience for applications like video conferencing, virtual learning, telehealth, gaming and more.
- Unlocking the Power of 5G: AT&T is America’s Most Reliable 5G Network2, connecting hundreds of millions of Americans to what matters most to them.
- From rural communities to urban areas, our overall wireless voice and data network covers more than 99% of all Americans, including Kentucky.
- We’re working with businesses from manufacturing to healthcare to create new innovations and increase efficiencies with AT&T 5G.
- For less densely populated areas like Menifee County, we’re expanding our 5G network so people there can have access to reliable connectivity.
- 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 nearly 200 communities across the state.
- FirstNet includes unique benefits for first responders like always-on priority and preemption, high-quality Band 14 spectrum and a one-of-a-kind 5G experience to keep public safety mission ready.
- We’ve rolled out Band 14 on more than 800 sites across Kentucky to provide public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it. Areas currently benefiting from Band 14 include the cities of Louisville and Owensboro, and plus Fulton, Union, Meade, Barren, Madison, Trimble, Mason, Elliott, Powell and Clay counties.
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.
- We’re committed to providing affordable service for low-income households. The Access from AT&T plan– when combined with the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – can provide no-cost home internet service for eligible households3,4.
- 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.
- With 23 Connected Learning Centers already open across the U.S., we’ve announced plans to reach 50 total centers nationwide, including at Boys & Girls Clubs.
- In Kentucky, we’ve held 56 digital literacy workshops and distributed 50 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 Kentucky:
- May 4, 2022 – Enhancing Connectivity for Every Home & Small Business in Oldham County, KY – AT&T Connects (attconnects.com)
- August 2, 2022 – AT&T Supporting Communities Impacted by Kentucky Flooding (att.com)
- May 5, 2023 –– Saddling Up and Getting Connected for the Kentucky Derby – AT&T Connects (attconnects.com)
- April 26, 2023 | AT&T and Human-I-T Provide 50 Laptops to Backside Learning Center: More than four dozen laptops were given to support the families and students who make up the racetrack community in Louisville. The donation is part of AT&T’s nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide. AT&T worked with Human-I-T to provide the Backside Learning Center (BLC) with computers and other resources. The computers, funded by an AT&T donation to Hu-man-I-T, support efforts to help the equine workers and their families fully participate in our modern world. Read more.
- June 19, 2023 | AT&T and Human I-T Provide 75 Laptops to Hindman Settlement School: Dozens of Central Appalachia families will soon be directly benefitting from AT&T’s nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide. AT&T, working with Human I-T, will provide 75 refurbished laptops and other re-sources to the Hindman Settlement School. The laptops, funded by an AT&T dona-tion to Human I-T, will be given to students enrolled at the school, and will be used in the school literacy programs, helping participants prepare to fully participate in to-day’s digital world. Read more.
- June 20, 2023 | AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Bracken County: AT&T has expanded its 5G network in Bracken County, giving residents, businesses and visitors a big boost in their wireless connectivity. A new cell tower will enhance the area’s coverage and capacity to the Johnsonville, Lenoxburg, Willow Grove and Foster communities along the Ohio River. Read more.
- June 20, 2023 | AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Meade County: AT&T has expanded its 5G network in Meade County, giving residents, businesses and visitors a big boost in their wireless connectivity. A new cell tower will enhance the area’s coverage and capacity west of Brandenburg along state Route 228 (Battletown Road), as well as along Route 313 and across the Ohio River into Mauckport, Indiana. Read more.
- AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Bourbon County | July 21, 2023: AT&T has expanded its 5G network in Bourbon County, giving residents, businesses and visitors a big boost in their wireless connectivity. A new cell tower will enhance AT&T’s coverage and capacity along State Routes 57 and 627 and in the communities of Austerlitz, Clintonville and Stony Point. Read more.
- AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Fleming County | July 21, 2023: AT&T has expanded its 5G network in Fleming County, giving residents, businesses and visitors a big boost in their wireless connectivity. A new cell tower will AT&T’s coverage and capacity in the Beechburg community and surrounding area, including along State Route 559 between Flemingsburg and Wallingford. Read more.
1 Internet speed claims represent maximum wired network service capability speeds to the home & recommended setup. Actual customer speeds are not guaranteed. Single device wired speed maximum 4.7Gbps. For more info go to https://www.att.com/speed101.
2 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 not available everywhere. Visit att.com/5Gforyou for details.
3Plans up to 100Mbps. Limited availability/areas. Free internet subject to household’s continued ACP eligibility and application of the ACP benefit to Access from AT&T plans.
4Limit of one ACP benefit per household.
*AT&T 5G requires compatible plan and device. 5G not available everywhere. 5G+ is offered in limited locations in specific cities. Wireless technology varies by device. Go to att.com/5Gforyou for details.
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