Investing in Connection and Community Across Colorado

Guillermo Lambarri, Director of AT&T External & Legislative Affairs – Colorado
May 16, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across Colorado

Investing in our Communities 

In Colorado, we invested more than $875 million in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility. 

Cities and communities throughout Colorado are seeing the impacts of this investment, including: 

  • More than $40 million in Boulder 
  • Nearly $45 million in Colorado Springs 
  • Nearly $575 million in Aurora, Denver and Lakewood

We understand how a connection can make the difference. That’s why our mission is to bring connectivity to everyone, no matter where they live or where they come from. We’re working to not only boost network reliability and capacity but also expand broadband nationwide to help bridge the digital divide. 

Committed to expanding connectivity, our investment focuses on all facets of the network —including 5G and FirstNet®, Built with AT&T.  

  • Unlocking the Power of 5G: From rural communities to urban areas, our overall wireless voice and data network covers more than 99% of all Americans, including Colorado. Our 5G network today reaches more than 295 million people in more than 24,500 cities and towns across the U.S. with our mid-band spectrum available nationwide, covering more than 210 million people.  
    • 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, like airports, stadiums and venues, including Ball Arena and the Denver International Airport. 
  • Giving First Responders the Reliable Connectivity they Need: As America’s public safety communication partner, we are expanding and enhancing FirstNet to give the public safety community better access to their network. Setting the stage for first responder innovation over the next 10 years, the FirstNet Authority announced a series of strategic investments totaling more than $8 billion into FirstNet. The latest network investment of $6.3 billion will enable AT&T to deliver a standalone FirstNet 5G core, provide always-on priority and preemption across all AT&T 5G commercial spectrum bands and build 1,000 new FirstNet sites across the country over the next two years.  
    • In Colorado, we’re connecting public safety agencies and organizations in nearly 160 cities across the state, including Alamosa, Aurora, Boulder, Breckenridge, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Commerce City, Denver, Durango, Ft. Collins, Ft. Morgan, Pueblo, Steamboat Springs and Vail. 
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on more than 900 sites across Colorado to provide public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it. 

And, we’re not just investing in our network, we’re also investing in our communities. AT&T recently announced it’s committing an additional $3 billion by 2030 to help close the digital divide, bringing the company’s total commitment to $5 billion since 2021.  

  • To help bridge the digital divide in the Denver-Metro area, 150 refurbished laptops were given to students and families, and a $20,000 contribution for digital literacy at Girls Inc. of Denver as part of AT&T’s nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide. The laptops were funded by an AT&T donation to Human-I-T. AT&T worked with Human-I-T to provide participants of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver with laptops and digital literacy resources to help them fully participate in our digital world. 
  • In the San Luis Valley, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation contributed $35,000 to support the new Monte Vista Kids Connection’s “Tech Connection Learning Lab” to help provide the K-12 after-school tech center with equipment such as smart boards and computer equipment. In addition, 50 laptops were given to the students and families in the Monte Vista School District, funded by an AT&T donation to Human-I-T.  Read more. 
  • In Northern Colorado, the  Public Library Association (PLA) brought free bilingual, in-person digital literacy workshops to more than 200 libraries across 45 states, including in Loveland, Colorado. In addition, 50 laptops were given to Loveland area residents, funded by an AT&T contribution to Human-I-T. Read more. 

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

  • 03/08/23 | AT&T 5G service delivery at Buckley Space Force Base in Colorado was one of the few technology providers selected for the EITaaS program to upgrade services at Buckley, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, and Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. Learn more. 
  • 11/07/23 | Denver Police and AT&T collaborated for the third year in a row to fight food insecurities and better connect with Denver communities.Learn more. 

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


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