AT&T added 173 new cell sites to its mobile network in Kentucky last year to help give customers faster, more reliable wireless service. The sites included 58 new macro cell towers and 115 small cells. Additionally, 5G service was expanded in parts of 53 Kentucky counties bringing the latest technology to even more customers. These investments are part of the nearly $850 million AT&T has made in its Kentucky wireless and wireline networks over the last 3 years.
The new sites are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics. AT&T has more than 1.6 million strand miles of fiber optics covering Kentucky which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Kentucky businesses and residents need.
“This expansion of access to wireless high-speed internet is incredibly important and makes Kentucky more attractive to future investments,” said State Representative Phillip Pratt, Chairman House Small Business and Information Technology Committee. “As we continue to work to develop a positive environment for investment, I am confident that the Commonwealth will keep pace with the changing market and be a competitive player in the effort to grow the economy and create jobs.”
“We’re always working to provide better coverage and we’re investing in our wireless network to accomplish that.”Hood Harris - President, AT&T Kentucky
“We’re always working to provide better coverage and we’re investing in our wireless network to accomplish that,” said Hood Harris, President, AT&T Kentucky. “Part of that investment is the upgrade to 5G which is the future of wireless technology and is poised to jumpstart the next wave of unforeseen mobile innovation.”
These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform and give Kentucky’s first responders access to the nation’s fastest overall network experience.1 FirstNet is bringing public safety communications into the 21st century with new, innovative capabilities to help those users stay safe and save lives.
1Based on AT&T analysis of Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data median download speeds for Q2 2020. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.