Investing in Connection and Community Across New Hampshire

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

Investing in Connection and Community Across New Hampshire

Investing in our Communities 

In New Hampshire, we invested more than $120 million in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility. 

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

  • More than $15 million in Concord, NH 
  • More than $8.0 million in Keene, NH 
  • Nearly $25 million for Manchester-Nashua, NH 

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. 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 and build 1,000 new FirstNet sites across the country over the next two years.  
    • In New Hampshire, we’re connecting public safety agencies, first responders and organizations in nearly 140 cities across the state, including Concord, Derry, Loudon, Manchester, Nashua and more.  
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on 350 sites across New Hampshire 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 some highlights from the last year in New Hampshire: 

May 2023 | Last year, in conjunction with the nonprofit organization Hero Pups and powered by AT&T, the Portsmouth Police Department launched a new program aimed at officer wellness – The Police Comfort Dog Program. Mason, a Labrador Retriever and critical member of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Police Department, recently joined the force full time. Recently, Mason celebrated the one year anniversary of his announcement. More than 100 people attended the event, which saw a recap of the major impact he has had on the community and the Department. Learn more. 

Watch more: FirstNet and Hero Pups give shelter dogs important jobs

November 2023 | Governor Chris Sununu joined New Hampshire Safety Commissioner Robert Quinn, AT&T, the FirstNet Authority and others at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to highlight this collaboration and to mark several milestones in the state’s buildout of FirstNet. Learn more. 

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


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