Investing in Connection and Community Across Connecticut

John Emra, President – AT&T Atlantic Region
May 2, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across Connecticut

Investing in our Communities 

In Connecticut, we invested more than $500 million in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility. 

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

  • Nearly $110 million in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 
  • More than $200 million in Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT 
  • More than $100 million in New Haven-Milford, CT 

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 fiber, 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 Connecticut. 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. 
    • We’re expanding our 5G network in cities like Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, New London and West Haven so people there can have access to reliable connectivity. 
  • 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 Connecticut, we’re connecting public safety agencies, first responders and organizations in nearly 140 cities across the state, including Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, Hartford, Norfolk, Stamford, Westport and more.  
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on nearly 500 sites across Connecticut 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. 

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

11/14/23 | AT&T joined with the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford to surprise more than 100 local students with free refurbished laptops. The laptop donation was announced during an open house hosted by the Boys & Girls Club, which allowed local teens to come and tour the Boys & Girls Club facilities, including the Club’s new gym. Learn more. 

4/16/24 | Westport senior center gets tech and training boost from AT&T: AT&T contributed $10,000 to the Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities to purchase connected devices and to support technology instruction programs, including workshops conducted by local high school students. For example, iPads purchased with this grant will permit the Westport Center for Senior Activities to offer regular group classes focusing on basic computer skills such as navigating the internet, scam awareness, video conferencing with family members, and more. Learn more. 

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


*FirstNet and the FirstNet logo are registered trademarks and service marks of the First Responder Network Authority. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. 

*About AT&T    

We help more than 100 million U.S. families, friends and neighbors, plus nearly 2.5 million businesses, connect to greater possibility. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to our 5G wireless and multi-gig internet offerings today, we @ATT innovate to improve lives. For more information about AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), please visit us at Investors can learn more at  

p.after-p sub span { line-height: 20px !important; }