AT&T invested more than $450 million in the Maryland wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.
In 2016, AT&T made 1,565 cell site upgrades, which included enhancements in Aberdeen and Cumberland, in addition to new LTE cell towers in Bethesda, Frederick and Rockville.
“We’re investing today to keep Marylanders connected wherever they live, work and play. And, our investments will also pave the path to 5G mobile services in the years ahead,” said Denis Dunn, president, AT&T Maryland.
The AT&T LTE network covers nearly 400 million people in North America.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) recently chose AT&T to build a nationwide public safety broadband network. The network will be dedicated to America’s police, firefighters, EMS personnel and other first responders when they need it.
Should Maryland opt-in to the FirstNet network, the operator will build upon the current and planned investments with a dedicated focus on the state’s first responders.