Garner, Iowa, Nov. 30, 2018 — AT&T* has added a new cell site to its 4G LTE network in Garner to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.
With 4G LTE, customers will have a better network connection while doing things like streaming videos, sharing on social media and texting family and friends.
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.
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.
“We’re excited to see the buildout of new wireless facilities here in Garner 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.”
From 2015–2017, 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.
In 2017, AT&T made more than 365 network enhancements across Iowa. This included new cell sites, the addition of network capacity and network upgrades. We are continuing our investments in our Iowa networks in 2018.
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