Investing in Connection and Community Across New Jersey

Jaci Kator, Regional Vice President, AT&T New Jersey
April 30, 2024

Investing in Connection and Community Across New Jersey

Investing in our Communities 

In New Jersey, we invested more than $1.9 billion in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility. 

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

  • Nearly $25 million in Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 
  • Nearly $30 million in Trenton-Princeton, NJ 
  • More than $9.6 million in Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 

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 New Jersey. 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: 
      • MetLife Stadium  
      • Red Bull Stadium  
      • Newark Liberty International Airport 
    • We’re expanding our 5G network in cities like Asbury Park, Newark, New Brunswick, Trenton and Vineland 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 New Jersey, we’re connecting public safety agencies, first responders and organizations in more than 340 cities across the state, including Atlantic City, Camden, Manchester, Newark, Princeton and more.  
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on nearly 1,300 sites across New Jersey 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 New Jersey: 

  • 4/5/23 | Free digital literacy workshops provided by AT&T*, Digitunity and the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) are helping Jersey City residents of low-income households gain skills and confidence to participate fully, safely and responsibly in today’s digital world. Learn more. 
  • 8/24/23 | Working with the Hoboken-based Computers 4 People team, AT&T volunteers delivered almost 200 laptops between Dvine Konektion in West New York and the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA), along with digital literacy resources to help them fully participate in our digital world. Learn more.  

To keep up with all the latest updates from AT&T New Jersey, follow us on Twitter @ATTPublicPolicy 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 

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