Investing in Connection and Community Across the DMV

Vince Apruzzese, President, AT&T Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC
May 21, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across the DMV

Investing in our Communities 

In the Washington, DC metro area (the DMV), we invested nearly $1.1 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. 

“At the Greater Washington Board of Trade, we focus on bringing together the public and private sectors to drive smart, innovative solutions for inclusive economic growth and quality of life in the DMV. AT&T’s investments in our region are directly aligned with our mission and focus, promoting economic development, strengthening connections, including expansion of 5G, and helping to close the digital divide,” said Jack McDougle, resident and CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade.  

Committed to expanding connectivity, our investment focuses on all facets of the network —including 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.
    • We’re ramping up performance in high traffic areas, like airports, stadiums and venues, including Capital One Arena. 
  • 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 for FirstNet users and build 1,000 new FirstNet sites across the country over the next two years. This reinvestment was announced during a special event at a fire station in Fairfax County, VA. 
    • We’re connecting public safety agencies and organizations across the region. 
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on sites across the DMV 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. 

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