Connecting Wisconsin to Greater Possibility

Paul Weirtz, President of AT&T Wisconsin
June 21, 2023
Broadband Access and Affordability

Connecting Wisconsin to Greater Possibility

Investing in our Communities

In Wisconsin, we invested nearly $900 million in our wireless and wireline network infrastructure from 2020-2022 to connect more people to greater possibility, including more than $300 million in the greater Milwaukee metro area.

We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected through life’s defining moments. 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 network.1 With more than 1.2 million strand-miles of fiber optics in Wisconsin, AT&T Fiber®is now available to more than 370,000 customer locations in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and Appleton.
    • Beyond Wisconsin, our fiber is available to 19.7M consumer 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 Americans3, including Wisconsin.
    • We’re working with businesses from manufacturing to healthcare to create new innovations and increase efficiencies with AT&T 5G.
    • We’re ramping up performance in high traffic areas, including airports, stadiums and venues, like American Family Field, Fiserv Forum and the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.
    • AT&T 5G is now available in Wisconsin communities, including Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Janesville, Beloit, Sheboygan, Eau Claire, Stevens Point, Superior, Wausau, and West Bend, among others.
  • 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 320 communities across Wisconsin.
    • 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 1,000 sites across Wisconsin to provide public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it. Areas currently benefiting from Band 14 include Appleton, Bayfield, Burnett County, Columbia County, Door County, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Janesville, Beloit, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Neenah, Oshkosh, Pierce County, Racine, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Vernon County, Vilas County, and Wood 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.

  • 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 households.4,5
  • 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 Wisconsin, we’ve held 6 digital literacy workshops and distributed 1,715 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 Wisconsin:

  • June 14, 2023 | Oshkosh Seniors Center receives $10,000 AT&T gift for digital program. Learn more.
  • June 1, 2023 | Kinship of Tomahawk sees AT&T grant pay off as they gear up for summer. Learn more.
  • April 2, 2023 | Milwaukee: High-speed internet available for free, discounted price. Learn more.
  • March 20, 2023 | Brown County’s REACH-A-Child Program replenished after AT&T donation. Learn more.
  • February 13, 2023 | AT&T donates to create NWTC scholarship on Green Bay campus. Learn more.

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

1Internet 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

2Based 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 for details.

3Based on overall coverage in the U.S. Coverage not avail. everywhere.

4Plans 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.

5Limit of one ACP benefit per household.

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