Investing in Connection and Community Across Florida

Joe York, President – AT&T Gulf States
May 16, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across Florida

Investing in our Communities

In Florida, we invested more than $5.4 billion in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility.

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

  • More than $450 million in Jacksonville
  • More than $1.7 billion in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
  • More than $725 million in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
  • Nearly $175 million in Pensacola-Ferry pass-Brent
  • Nearly $350 million in Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater

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.

  • 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.With more than 7.2 million miles of fiber in Florida, AT&T Fiber®is now available to more than 2.3 million customer locations across 165 Florida communities.
    • With nearly 87 million fiber strand miles in 21 states, AT&T Fiber® now passes 26M+ locations in more than 100 metros.
    • 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: From rural communities to urban areas, our overall wireless voice and data network covers more than 99% of all Americans, including Florida. 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 Amalie Arena, Amway Arena, Hard Rock Stadium, Raymond James Stadium and Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena.
    • For less densely populated areas we’re expanding our 5G network 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 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 Florida, we’re connecting public safety agencies, first responders and organizations in nearly 260 cities across the Florida.
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on nearly 3,000 sites across Florida 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 divide in Florida, AT&T teamed up with Human-I-T to provide nearly 1,000 free laptops for families and students in cities across Florida last year. Read more.

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

  • December 2023 | Celebrating Connectivity in the Sunshine State. Learn more.
  • September 2023 | Dunking on the Digital Divide with our new CLC in Miami. Learn more.

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


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*About AT&T

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