Investing Over $100 Billion in American Infrastructure

April 25, 2023
Broadband Access and Affordability

Investing Over $100 Billion in American Infrastructure

Connection does more than bring us together – it puts a world of possibilities at our fingertips.

That’s why AT&T has invested more than $140 billion in American infrastructure over the past five years1 to connect Americans to a brighter future. And we’re not stopping there, we are working to:

  • Continue leading the nation as the largest fiber internet provider2, enabling everyone from students to small business owners to tap into the power of broadband connectivity for the very first time.
  • Enhance America’s most reliable 5G network3 which now reaches 290 million people in nearly 24,000 cities and towns. Our mid-band 5G spectrum rollout now covers more than 150 million people as of the end of 2022, more than two times higher than our original end-of-year 2022 target.
  • Strengthen communications for first responders with FirstNet, Built with AT&T, the only purpose-built public safety network, which covers 2.91+ million square miles and more than 99% of the U.S. population today. All to make your community safer, smarter and stronger.

And now, thanks to the unprecedented federal broadband funds made available, communities across the country are also able to collaborate with companies like AT&T who can bring the deep expertise to expand broadband availability to residents and businesses at a lower expense.

In one Indiana community, it’s having a nearly immediate impact. Not long ago, one-third of the population in unincorporated Vanderburgh County did not have access to fixed broadband solutions. But thanks to a $39 million public-private partnership, we’ve started to connect more than 20,000 households and businesses in the county.

Take a look at a recent visit made by AT&T CEO John Stankey and hear from residents, farmers and employees on the ground:

Let’s keep it going and not waste this moment. By expanding broadband access and investing in America’s future, we can open a bridge to possibility for all.

1 Investment between 2018 to 2022, primarily in our U.S. wireless and wireline networks, including capital investments and acquisitions of wireless spectrum. The years ended December 31, 2020 through 2022 present results from continuing operations, and the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2019 include comparable adjustments to remove capital expenditures from discontinued operations.

2 Based on the number of fiber to the home households using publicly available data.

3 Based on nationwide GWS drive test data. GWS conducts drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its analysis. AT&T 5G requires compatible plan and device. 5G not available everywhere. Go to for details.

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