The Latest on Expanding Connectivity in Virginia

Vince Apruzzese, President, AT&T Virginia
June 7, 2022
Broadband Access and Affordability, Public Safety


The Latest on Expanding Connectivity in Virginia

AT&T Investments Connect Communities

In Virginia, we invested more than $700 million in our wireless and wireline networks from 2019-2021.

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

  • Nearly $110 million in Richmond
  • Nearly $70 million in Hampton Roads

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®.

Committed to expanding connectivity, our investment focuses on all facets of the network—from 5G to FirstNet.

  • Unlocking the Power of 5G: AT&T is America’s Most Reliable 5G Network1. AT&T currently offers multiple flavors of 5G*, that helps enable the network to reach its full potential.
    • AT&T 5G using low-band spectrum offers fast speeds and reaches more than 277 million people in more than 18,000 cities and towns in the U.S. including communities in Virginia.
  • 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 significantly cover Virginia with FirstNet – helping to connect public safety agencies and organizations in more than 130 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.

1 AT&T awarded Best Network by GWS OneScore 2021. GWS conducts paid drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its OneScore analysis. AT&T 5G requires compatible plan and device. 5G not available everywhere. Go to att.com/5Gforyou for details.

* To experience AT&T 5G+, you’ll need to be in a 5G+ coverage area, have a 5G+ capable device, and be on one of our plans that include 5G and 5G+ access at no extra charge. See att.com/unlimited for more details.

® 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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