The Latest on Expanding Connectivity in Iowa

Dustin Blythe, Director of External Affairs – AT&T Iowa & Nebraska
May 24, 2022
Broadband Access and Affordability, Public Safety


The Latest on Expanding Connectivity in Iowa

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In Iowa, we invested more than $175 million in our wireless and wireline networks from 2019-2021.

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®.

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 – helping to connect public safety agencies and organizations in more than 110 communities across the state.  It 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 recent enhancements we’ve made in Iowa, both in urban and rural areas.  All sites include LTE and HD Voice as well as Band 14 for first responders:

  • 12/22/2021 | New Site Build North of Council Bluffs near Lewis and Clark Park
  • 4/28/2022 | New Site Build in Silver City, IA
  • 08/2021 | New Site Build at Iowa State Fair Grounds
  • 12/27/2021 | New Site Build Southeast of Decorah in Guttenberg

® FirstNet and the FirstNet logo are registered trademarks and service marks of the First Responder Network Authority. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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