Investing in Connection and Community Across Wisconsin

Eileen Mitchell – President, AT&T Wisconsin
April 26, 2024
Community Impact

Investing in Connection and Community Across Wisconsin

Investing in our Communities 

In Wisconsin, we invested nearly $1.4 billion in our network infrastructure from 2019-2023 to connect more people to greater possibility. 

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

  • More than $450 million in the greater Milwaukee metro  
  • More than $110 million in Madison  
  • Nearly $90 million in Green Bay  

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, 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 1.4 million fiber miles in Wisconsin, AT&T Fiber® is now available to more than 400,000 customer locations in parts of nearly 100 communities, including Appleton, Beloit, Cedarburg, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Janesville, Johnson Creek, Kenosha, Lake Geneva, Madison, Milwaukee, Marinette, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Watertown, Waukesha, and Wisconsin Rapids, among other cities 
    • 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 Wisconsin, we’ve collaborated with localities to bring AT&T Fiber to more corners of the state. 
      • Town of Sevastopol: The Town of Sevastopol in Door County has announced a project with AT&T to expand AT&T Fiber to more than 2,000 customer locations across the town. Read more 
      • Town of Egg Harbor: The Door County Town of Egg Harbor has also announced a project with AT&T to expand AT&T Fiber to more than 2,100 customer locations in the town. Read more. 
  • 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 Wisconsin. 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 American Family Field, Fiserv Forum, and the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. 
    • For less densely populated areas like Jefferson, Portage, and Waupaca, 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 Wisconsin, we’re connecting public safety agencies and organizations in more than 350 cities across the state, including Green Bay, Madison, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, La Crosse, Beloit, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Ashland, Hudson, Wausau, Fond du Lac, Tomah, Rhinelander, Richland Center, Wisconsin Dells, and Minocqua. 
    • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on more than 1,200 sites across Wisconsin 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 Milwaukee, AT&T recently teamed up with Human-I-T to provide 150 free laptops for families and students served by the Hmong American Friendship Association. Read more. 

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

  • March 27, 2024 | Madison’s Letesha Nelson: Connecting Seniors Through Technology. Learn more. 
  • March 26, 2024 | AT&T Fiber Broadband Now Available to More People in Wisconsin. Learn more.
  • March 22, 2024 | AT&T to Light Up Small Door County Towns with AT&T Fiber. Learn more. 
  • January 15, 2024 | Goodman Community Center Receives $25,000 AT&T Contribution. Learn more. 
  • February 14, 2024 | Another Door County Town is in a Partnership to get Fiber-Optic, High-Speed Internet. Learn more. 
  • December 14, 2023 | AT&T to Deliver Fiber-Powered Broadband Access to more than 2,100 Customer Locations in the Town of Egg Harbor. Learn more. 
  • October 30, 2023 | Free Laptops for Milwaukee Kids: ‘A Door to Greater Possibilities.’ Learn more. 
  • October 12, 2023 | AT&T Gives $16,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Chippewa Valley to Support Digital Literacy Programs. Learn more. 
  • September 15, 2023 | Comforting Kids in Crisis Through the Power of Books. Learn more.
  • September 8, 2023 | AT&T Donates $10,000 to African Heritage, Inc. to Support Digital Literacy. Learn more. 
  • August 25, 2023 | Wausau Boys & Girls Club is Helping Bridge the Digital Divide, Thanks to Support from AT&T. Learn more. 
  • August 15, 2023 | Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Transforms First Responder Communications with FirstNet. Learn more. 
  • June 14, 2023 | Oshkosh Seniors Center receives $10,000 AT&T gift for digital program. Learn more. 
  • June 1, 2023 | Kinship of Tomahawk sees AT&T grant pay off as they gear up for summer. Learn more. 
  • April 2, 2023 | Milwaukee: High-speed internet available for free, discounted price. Learn more. 
  • March 20, 2023 | Brown County’s REACH-A-Child Program replenished after AT&T donation. Learn more. 
  • February 13, 2023 | AT&T donates to create NWTC scholarship on Green Bay campus. Learn more. 

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

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