CANTRIL, Iowa, Mar. 13, 2018 — AT&T* customers and FirstNet subscribers in Cantril and Keosauqua got a big boost in wireless connectivity. We enhanced the area’s 4G LTE coverage to help give customers and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.
Our investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices. With 4G LTE service, customers will experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends.
By building out our 4G LTE network, we are laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies. We’re boosting network speeds and capacity, as we continue to expand the availability and capacity of our network using the latest technology.
“We look forward to continuing our work with AT&T to rollout the exclusive FirstNet communications platform in Iowa to help our first responders.” –Tom Lampe, state point of contact for FirstNet in Iowa
We’re also boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform.
“We’re excited to see the buildout of new wireless facilities in Cantril and Keosauqua and across the state to give our first responders the cutting-edge tools they need to serve and protect those who may be in harm’s way,” said Tom Lampe, state point of contact for FirstNet in Iowa. “We look forward to continuing our work with AT&T to rollout the exclusive FirstNet communications platform in Iowa to help our first responders.”
FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in Iowa and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.
From 2015 to 2017, we invested nearly $120 million in our Iowa wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for Iowans and their businesses. We continued our investment in Iowa in 2018 and plan to keep upgrading our network throughout 2019.
We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the best network according to America’s biggest test.** We’re building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve over 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.
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