Improving Connectivity in Meigs County, Ohio

Molly Kocour Boyle – President, AT&T Ohio
October 26, 2022
Broadband Access and Affordability, Public Safety


Improving Connectivity in Meigs County, Ohio

It’s a great time of year to travel to Meigs County, in southern Ohio. The leafy rolling landscape is just starting to show vibrant fall shades of gold, orange, and red. Just to the north of the small town of Pomeroy, U.S. Route 33 and State Route 124 connect. Nestled amid the trees, a different type of connection can be found.

Visitors to the nearby Meigs County Fairgrounds and Meigs High School now have stronger wireless communications. AT&T has expanded its 5G network here, giving residents, businesses, and visitors a big boost in wireless connectivity. We’ve added a new cell tower to enhance the area’s coverage and capacity.

“I’m pleased to see additional investment coming into Meigs County and thank AT&T for their work to improve the technical infrastructure that’s so important for the people who live here.”  ~ Meigs County Commissioner Jimmy Will.

“Whether you’re working on a farm, studying at school, or visiting a local business, you’re going to need a mobile broadband connection,” said Meigs County Commissioner Jimmy Will. “I’m pleased to see additional investment coming into Meigs County and thank AT&T for their work to improve the technical infrastructure that’s so important for the people who live here.”

We have invested more than $2.4 million in our wireless and wireline networks here in Meigs County from 2019-2021. We know how important it is for our customers and FirstNet subscribers to stay connected. AT&T 5G brings fast, reliable, and secure connectivity to more than 281 million people in more than 22,000 cities and towns nationwide.

How does this help Meigs County residents? This new infrastructure will help improve the overall coverage experience for AT&T wireless customers in Meigs County. People living in or visiting this area can take advantage of the AT&T spectrum bands, as well as Band 14 when capacity is available.

What is FirstNet? FirstNet is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community. Shaped by the vision of Congress and the first responder community following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, FirstNet stands above commercial offerings. It is built with AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority – an independent agency within the federal government. The FirstNet network provides public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it, including unique benefits like always-on priority and preemption, and high-quality Band 14 spectrum. These advanced capabilities enable FirstNet to help fire, EMS, EMA, law enforcement and 9-1-1 personnel save lives and protect their communities.

More about our investments in Ohio:

  • 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.