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AT&T Invests More than $1.2B to Connect Customers in NJ

AT&T connects customers across the country by continuing to grow the nation’s best network1. From 2018-2020, the company expanded coverage and improved connectivity in more communities by investing more than $1.2 billion in our wireless and wireline networks in New Jersey.

AT&T’s commitment to communities across the country continues and spans all layers of their network—from fiber to 5G to FirstNet®. These investments are essential to connecting customers with their family, friends and colleagues by increasing the network’s speed, reliability, coverage and overall performance.

It was recently announced that AT&T will invest $2 billion over the next three years to help address the digital divide nationwide. AT&T also further improved critical communications for New Jersey’s first responders and improved public safety with FirstNet – America’s public safety network.

“From connecting family and loved ones to helping first responders during a crisis, AT&T is committed to investing in New Jersey to build state-of-the-art infrastructure that will keep people connected,” said Joseph Divis, interim president, AT&T New Jersey. “By continuing to improve our network at the state and local levels, we are helping businesses grow in the Garden State and helping to ensure that our customers and communities stay connected throughout the country.”

Bringing fast, reliable, secure AT&T 5G to more Americans

AT&T is also unlocking the power of 5G for consumers, businesses and first responders.

  • AT&T 5G, delivered over sub-6 spectrum, sets us up to offer a better wireless experience with greater capacity to enable faster responses on capable devices. AT&T offers fast, reliable and secure 5G to 240 million people in 14,000 cities and towns nationwide and across New Jersey.

FirstNet: Dedicated to America’s First Responders

The company is committed to improving public safety infrastructure. As a part of that commitment, AT&T has invested and built FirstNet in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – an independent agency within the federal government. FirstNet is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community.

  • Expanding to serve: FirstNet focuses on where first responders need connectivity. The company has moved quickly to deliver more coverage, boost capacity and drive new capabilities for first responders. Using all AT&T LTE commercial spectrum as well as high-quality Band 14 spectrum, FirstNet covers 2.71 million square miles nationwide. The company is actively extending the reach of FirstNet in New Jersey to give agencies large and small the reliable, unthrottled connectivity and modern communications tools they require.
  • First responder-centric 5G: FirstNet subscribers in parts of 38 cities and more than 20 venues now have access to AT&T 5G+. The company approach to 5G for public safety is unlike anything else. AT&T has upgraded the dedicated FirstNet network core to enable 5G connectivity that is being built to intuitively optimize the experience for America’s first responders. First responders maintain voice communications with always-on priority and preemption on LTE, while the FirstNet network determines the best route for data traffic with compatible devices, whether that’s 5G+ or LTE spectrum.

The FirstNet network is providing New Jersey public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need. These advanced capabilities enable FirstNet to help fire, EMS, and law enforcement personnel save lives and protect their communities.

To learn more about AT&T’s commitment to New Jersey, visit newjersey.att.com.

1GWS awarded AT&T Best Network OneScore 2020. GWS conducts drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its OneScore analysis.

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