Investing in Connection and Community Across Maryland

Vince Apruzzese, President, AT&T Maryland, Delaware, Virginia & Washington, DC
May 8, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across Maryland

Investing in our Communities 

In Maryland, we invested nearly $1.1 billion in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility. 

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

  • More than $750 million in the Baltimore-Towson-Columbia area. 
  • More than $20 million in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg area (Includes a portion of West Virginia). 
  • Nearly $45 million in the Salisbury area (Includes a portion of Delaware). 

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 (where available) 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 communities across Maryland. 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.  
  • 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 for FirstNet users and build 1,000 new FirstNet sites across the country over the next two years.  
    • In Maryland, we’re connecting public safety agencies and organizations in more than 130 communities across Maryland. 
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on more than 1,000 sites across Maryland 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. 

  • The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in Baltimore, Md. received a $25,000 contribution from AT&T to support the CTY Scholars Program, a scholarship and advising program for academically advanced low-income and underrepresented high school students.  The contribution provides CTY Scholars with digital skills training in areas such as Microsoft Office, Zoom, Google, and Microsoft Bookings. Read more. 
  • AT&T and Compudopt teamed up with the Crittenton Services of Greater Washington to provide 150 laptops to students in Maryland and Washington, DC. 
  • Criminal Justice majors at Montgomery College will receive laptops and digital literacy training thanks to a $40,000 contribution from AT&T to the Montgomery College Foundation.  These contributions are part of the AT&T Connected Learning initiative, created as part of a companywide, to help address the digital divide through internet accessibility, affordability, and safe adoption. 

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

  • January 8, 2024 | AT&T Turns on New 5G Sites in Chestertown and Federalsburg: AT&T turned on new 5G sites on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, giving residents, first responders, businesses, and visitors a big boost in their wireless connectivity. New sites in Chestertown, Kent County, and Federalsburg, Caroline County, adding wireless coverage and capacity in the area. 
    • The new site in Chestertown boosts coverage and capacity along High Street and around Washington College. 
    • The new site in Federalsburg boosts coverage and capacity around Laurel Grove Road and Denton Road.
    • Pete Landon, director, Kent County Office of Emergency Services Emergency Services, said: “Mobile broadband connectivity is vital for our first responders and those trying to reach us in their time of need. It’s great to see AT&T building out its network in Kent County and along the Eastern Shore.” 
  • October 19, 2023 | AT&T Expands 5G Network in Marriottsville: A new site in Marriottsville adds coverage and capacity around Marriottsville Road and Old Frederick Road, including Turf Valley. 
  • August 14, 2023 | AT&T Expands 5G Network in Bel Air, Harford County: A new site in Bel Air, Harford County, will add coverage and capacity along Churchville Road in Bel Air North.  
  • May 13, 2024 | AT&T Upgrades Wireless Network, Boosts Speeds on Assateague Island: AT&T has expanded its 5G network in Worcester County, giving residents, businesses, visitors and first responders a big boost in their wireless connectivity. AT&T added a new cell site to enhance coverage and capacity around Fassett Point and Lower Sinepuxent Neck on Assateague Island. Weston Young, Worcester County Chief Administrative Officer, said: “The new tower will provide a major boost in wireless communications in and around Fassett Point and Assateague Island National Seashore, where we’ve struggled to resolve spotty cell service for more than a decade.  This new AT&T tower will play a key role in addressing public safety communications needs and the heavy service demand placed on the system by the roughly three million summer visitors to Assateague Island. We’re grateful for the expanded coverage.”

To keep up with all the latest updates from AT&T Maryland, visit us at and follow us on X @ATTPublicPolicy. 


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