Investing in Connection and Community Across West Virginia

Andy Feeney – President, AT&T West Virginia
May 8, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across West Virginia

Investing in our Communities 

In West Virginia, we invested more than $250 million in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility. 

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

  • More than $50 million in the Charleston area.  
  • Nearly $25 million in the Morgantown area. 
  • More than $50 million in the Huntington-Ashland area (Includes portions of Ohio and Kentucky). 

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 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 those living in communities across West 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 and build 1,000 new FirstNet sites across the country over the next two years.  
    • In West Virginia, we’re connecting public safety agencies and organizations in more than 200 communities across the state. 
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on nearly 500 sites across West 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. 

  • To help bridge the divide in West Virginia, the Education Alliance received a $25,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation to support the Digital Connect project that provides low-income teens and families in rural McDowell County with a laptop and training on basic digital literacy tools; how to do job searches; and use Microsoft Office to be eligible for more employment opportunities. 

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

  • August 31, 2023 | AT&T Expands 5G Network in West Virginia:  
    • A new site in Mount Storm enhances coverage around Old Laurel Run Road near Bismarck and Mt. Storm Lake. 
    • A new site in Keyser enhances coverage and capacity around Kimble Street and South Mineral Street. 

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