Creating More Connections in East Central Ohio

Molly Kocour Boyle – President, AT&T Ohio
May 2, 2023
Broadband Access and Affordability

Creating More Connections in East Central Ohio

East-central Ohio is an area of rich history. Coshocton County – a major commercial center in this part of the state in the 19th century – was home to the Walhonding Canal, a feeder of the bustling Ohio and Erie Canal. The Tuscarawas and Walhonding Rivers meet in Coshocton County to form the great Muskingum River.

The convergence of these important arteries and the connections they provided for earlier generations offer a metaphor for the digital connections we’ve brought to Coshocton County today. In the past year, several new cell sites went live to strengthen and expand the AT&T 5G network across Coshocton County.

The new AT&T cell sites enhance fast 5G mobile broadband connections in or near communities including Conesville, Plainfield, Warsaw, and West Lafayette. 5G is the next generation of wireless technology, enabling revolutionary new capabilities that allow visitors to look up information about Historic Roscoe Village, help families share photos from the Pavilion at Coshocton Lake Park, facilitate purchases at the Coshocton Antique Mall, and connect students in the area of Central Ohio Technical College to research resources.

“This is infrastructure that is essential not only for business, health care, public safety and even entertainment. It’s also an important tool in education.”  -State Senator Andrew Brenner.

“Connectivity is very important to the people of Coshocton County, so these investments in the area’s mobile broadband network are welcomed,” said State Senator Andrew Brenner (R-Delaware), whose 19th District includes Coshocton County. “This is infrastructure that is essential not only for business, health care, public safety and even entertainment. It’s also an important tool in education. I thank AT&T for making these enhancements in Coshocton County, and others they made in Holmes, Delaware, and Knox counties as well.”

New enhancements to the AT&T 5G network can, in fact, be found all across the Buckeye State. Cell sites were added in the past year in Holmes, Delaware, Knox and dozens of other Ohio counties.

Those new cell sites also carry connections for Ohio first responders who subscribe to FirstNet®, Built with AT&T the nationwide high-speed wireless broadband network specifically built for public safety. AT&T is the official private partner that works with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – an independent agency within the federal government – to provide FirstNet connections to more than 25,000 public safety agencies and organizations across the U.S.; that includes more than 1,000 agencies across Ohio. And our work to expand network connections doesn’t just include our FirstNet and wireless networks. We’re also continuing to bring fast fiber internet service to more Ohioans, increasing the number of customer locations we serve by more than 189,000 last year alone. That averages out to fast new connections made available to more than 500 new customer locations for each and every single day in 2022. In all, AT&T Fiber now reaches more than 700,000 customer locations in more than 85 Ohio cities. And throughout 2023 we will continue – via fiber, 5G, and FirstNet – connecting people to greater possibility with expertise, simplicity, and inspiration.

More about our investments in Ohio:

  • December 14, 2022 | Connecting Cities and Neighborhoods Across Ohio. Learn more.
  • October 26, 2022 | Improving Connectivity in Meigs County, Ohio. Learn more.
  • August 8, 2022 | The Latest on Expanding Connectivity in Ohio. Learn more.
  • March 23, 2022 | FirstNet is Connecting More First Responders Across Ohio. Learn more.


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