Investing in Connection and Community Across Oregon

Amir Johnson, Director of External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T Oregon
May 2, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across Oregon

Investing in our Communities 

In Oregon, we invested nearly $525 million in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility. 

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

  • Nearly $325 million across the Portland metropolitan area 

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. 

“Public and private sector partnership is essential to attract new jobs and spark the groundbreaking innovation we’re known for in Oregon,” said Skip Newberry, President and CEO of the Technology Association of Oregon. “Companies like AT&T make it possible for so many of the state’s tech entrepreneurs to stay plugged into the marketplace while growing their businesses and reaching potential customers around the globe. State of the art wireless technology is essential for business leaders and is vital to growing Oregon’s tech sector at every level.”  

  • 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 Oregon. 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 the Moda Center in Portland. 
    • For less densely populated areas like Medford, 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 Oregon, we’re connecting public safety agencies and organizations in more than 160 cities across the state, including Albany, Ashland, Bend, Coos Bay, Corvallis, Eugene, Forest Grove, Grants Pass, Hermiston, Keizer, Lebanon, Medford, Newberg, Oregon City, Portland, and Salem.  
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on nearly 750 sites across Oregon 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 Oregon: 

  • Our AT&T Believes Oregon team members connected with communities across the state through a series of volunteer initiatives. From food banks in Salem to free digital workshops in Portland, our employees volunteered with local organizations on a monthly basis to underscore our commitment to the people that call Oregon home. Learn more 
  • AT&T donated more than $55,000 to local nonprofits working to promote education, access and digital equity for students and their families. These activations highlight our continued commitment to making a difference and positively impacting our communities. Learn more

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


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