The Latest on Expanding Connectivity in Connecticut

AT&T Blog Team
May 26, 2022
Broadband Access and Affordability, Public Safety


The Latest on Expanding Connectivity in Connecticut

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In Connecticut, we invested nearly $325 million in our wireless network from 2019-2021.

Cities and communities throughout Connecticut are impacted by this investment, including:

  • More than $60 million in the Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk area.
  • More than $60 million in the New Haven, Milford area.

We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected. That’s why we’re focused on boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network nationwide. This helps residents get the best possible experience over the AT&T network where they live, work and play, as well as supporting first responders on FirstNet®.

We are also working closely with local communities and government leaders in Connecticut to expand access to high-speed internet. By combining the resources of the government and private sector, we can fast-track the closing of the digital divide regardless of income or zip code.

Supporting First Responders by Expanding the Nation’s Public Safety Network: FirstNet, Built with AT&T, is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband network built with and for America’s first responders. Today, we cover the entire state with FirstNet, Built with AT&T – helping to connect public safety agencies and organizations in more than 110 communities across Connecticut. This network provides America’s first responders and the extended public safety community with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it. FirstNet includes unique benefits like always-on priority and preemption, high-quality Band 14 spectrum and a one-of-a-kind 5G experience to keep public safety mission ready.

Here are a few highlights of the enhancements we’ve made in Connecticut in the last few years:

  • April 7, 2022 | FirstNet, Built with AT&T is Connecting More First Responders Across Connecticut. We’ve rolled out Band 14 on hundreds of sites across Connecticut to provide public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it. Areas currently benefiting from Band 14 include Hartford, Bridgeport, Windham, New London and New Haven. Learn more.
  • March 15, 2022 | New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in New Canaan to Support First Responders.
  • February 27, 2022 | New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Salisbury to Support First Responders. Learn more.
  • January 21, 2022 | Farmington – We’ve added a new cell site in Farmington to enhance the area’s LTE coverage and help give residents faster, more reliable wireless service.
  • January 14, 2022 | New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Suffield to Support First Responders.
  • December 15, 2021 | Darien – We’ve added a new cell site in Darien to enhance the area’s LTE coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service. This network enhancement in Darien also brings Band 14 spectrum to the area.
  • November 10, 2021 | Danbury – We’ve added a new cell site in Danbury to enhance the area’s LTE coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service. This network enhancement in Danbury also brings Band 14 spectrum to the area.
  • August 31, 2021 | New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Weston to Support First Responders.
  • April 23, 2021 | UConn to Power Stamford Lab with 5G Connectivity – UConn Stamford became one of the first college campuses in the Northeast region to adopt AT&T’s 5G+ and Multi-Access Edge technology to power its Entrepreneurship & Innovation Co-op and Data Science Incubator. Learn more.
  • August 10, 2020 | New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Easton to Support Public Safety. Learn more.
  • July 2, 2020 | New FirstNet Cell Site Launches in Goshen to Support Public Safety. Learn more.