Investing in Connection and Community Across New Mexico

James Christian, Desert States President
May 29, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across New Mexico

Investing in our Communities 

In New Mexico, we invested more than $225 million in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility.  

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

  • More than $70 million in Albuquerque 
  • More than $7.8 million in Santa Fe  

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 brought AT&T Fiber® to Albuquerque. Through a joint venture with BlackRock, we are serving customers outside of AT&T’s traditional service areas through Gigapower 
  • 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 Mexico. 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. 
  • 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 Mexico, we’re connecting public safety agencies and organizations in nearly 70 cities across the state, including Clovis, Farmington and Ruidoso.  
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on nearly 450 sites across New Mexico 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 Albuquerque, AT&T teamed up with Human-I-T and Adelante Development Center to provide 150 free laptops for families and students from Edward Gonzales Elementary School and Locker #505, a nonprofit student clothing bank. Read more. 

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


*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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