Investing in Connection and Community Across Nevada

Marc Blakeman, AT&T, President of California and Pacific States
May 16, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across Nevada

Investing in our Communities 

In Nevada, we invested nearly $725 million in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility. 

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 Nevada. 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 ramping up performance in high traffic areas, like airports, stadiums and venues, including in Las Vegas at the Harry Reid International Airport and for major sporting events such as Formula 1 and the Super Bowl. 
    • For less densely populated areas like White Pine, Lander, Humboldt, Elko and Nye, to name a few, 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 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 Nevada, we’re connecting public safety agencies and organizations in more than 30 cities across the state including metropolitan areas of Reno-Sparks and Las Vegas with increased coverage throughout rural Nevada in Douglas, Churchill Humbolt and Pershing counties, to name a few. 
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on more than 600 sites across Nevada 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. 

  • In Summer 2023, AT&T worked with Upward Bound Classic + Math & Science program at the University of Nevada, Reno to provide 54 laptops to the pre-college students participating in the summer session and with Nevada State College TRIO Upward Bound and GEAR UP providing 150 laptops to high school students completing pre-college programs. 
  • In October 2023, AT&T opened the first AT&T Connected Learning Center in Nevada at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Donald L. Carano Youth & Teen Facility. The center, along with a $50K contribution from AT&T, offers free space, along with devices and resources club member as part of our mission to help bridge the digital divide.


*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  

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