Investing in Connection and Community Across Virginia

Vince Apruzzese, President, AT&T Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC
May 16, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across Virginia

Investing in our Communities 

In Virginia, we invested more than $1.1 billion in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility. 

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

  • More than $150 million in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News area (Includes part of North Carolina). 
  • Nearly $175 million in the Richmond area. 
  • Nearly $20 million in the Roanoke 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. 

Committed to expanding connectivity, our investment focuses on all facets of the network —including fiber (where available), 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 Virginia. 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.  
  • 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.  
    • In Virginia, we’re connecting public safety agencies and organizations in more than 180 communities across the state. 
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 for nearly 1,400 sites across Virginia 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 investment highlights from the last year in Virginia.

  • October 17, 2023 | AT&T Expands 5G Network in Herndon and Fredericksburg: A new site in Herndon adds coverage and capacity around Bennett Avenue and Herndon High School. In Fredericksburg, a new site improves coverage and capacity around Golden Oaks Drive and Elys Ford Road. And, a new site in Stafford improves coverage and capacity around Mine Road and Courthouse Road. 
  • August 29, 2023 | AT&T Expands 5G Network in Woodbridge: A new site in Woodbridge will add coverage and capacity along Neabsco Road near Freedom High School and Northern Virginia Community College.  
  • August 8, 2023 | AT&T Expands 5G Network in Loudoun and Prince William Counties: A new site in Waterford, Loudoun County, will add coverage and capacity along Charles Town Pike in Paeonian Springs. A new site in Nokesville, Prince William County, improves coverage and capacity to areas around Route 28 and near the Nokesville Volunteer Fire Department. 

To keep up with all the latest updates from AT&T Virginia, follow us on X @ATTPublicPolicy. 


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