Investing in Connection and Community Across Oklahoma

Steve Hahn – President, AT&T Oklahoma
May 21, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across Oklahoma

Investing in our Communities  

In Oklahoma we invested nearly $1.5 billion 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. 

“The quality of our infrastructure, including broadband connectivity, is vital to our economic competitiveness, said Oklahoma State Chamber President Chad Warmington. “AT&T’s capital investment in its fiber and wireless networks in Oklahoma is vitally important to our residents and those who want to start, grow and sustain a business in our state.”  

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’re investing in our fiber network. With more than 2.3 million fiber miles in Oklahoma, AT&T Fiber® is now available to more than 400,000 customer locations in 40 communities – with more on the way.
    • With nearly 87 million fiber strand miles in 21 states, AT&T Fiber® now passes 26M+ locations in more than 100 metros. 
    • AT&T Fiber provides speed, reliability and value for consumers and businesses to enhance their internet experience for applications like video conferencing, virtual learning, telehealth, gaming and more. 
    • When public entities team up with trusted providers, more Americans are connected to greater opportunity. In Oklahoma, we’re collaborating with the Oklahoma Broadband Office (OBO) to bring AT&T Fiber to more corners of the state. 
  • 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 Oklahoma.  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 Paycom Center in Oklahoma City. 
    • We’re expanding our 5G network so people in communities across Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma, we’re connecting public safety agencies, first responders and organizations in more than 280 communities across the state. 
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on nearly 1,300 sites across Oklahoma 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.   

We’ve supported a variety of organizations that share the same goals. Here are just a few. 

  • To help bridge the digital divide, the newly opened center at the J.W. Sam-Gadusi building in Catoosa marks AT&T’s first Connected Learning Center (CLC) for the Cherokee Nation and the 28th of 39 Connected Learning Centers that AT&T has opened nationally. The center is more than a space for connection; it enables residents of the Cherokee Nation to tap into endless possibilities. Read more. 
  • AT&T was the winner of the Greater Oklahoma Hispanic Chamber’s Compadres Award for our contributions to the community and participation with the Chamber. Read more. 
  • We want to do what we can to help inspire and prepare the next generation of first responders in Oklahoma. With this goal in mind, we created the AT&T Public Safety Scholarship program. Among the recipients were students at Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City. Read more

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

  • November 8, 2023 | AT&T Expands 5G Network in Arcadia: A new site in Arcadia improves coverage and capacity along North Post Road. “Our Town of Arcadia offers the best of both worlds – close to the city with a rural, small-town lifestyle,” said Town of Arcadia Vice Mayor Marcus Woodard. “AT&T’s new site in our town will keep our residents, visitors and first responders better connected. We’re glad AT&T is investing here.”  

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


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