AT&T is Investing in Connection & Community Across Georgia

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

In Georgia, AT&T has invested nearly $14.9 billion in our network infrastructure from 2019 to 2023 to connect more people to greater possibility. 

We understand how a connection can make the difference. That’s why our mission is to bring connectivity to everyone, no matter where they live or where they come from. We’re working to not only boost network reliability and capacity but also expand broadband nationwide to help bridge the digital divide. 

“AT&T continues to demonstrate its commitment to closing the digital divide, enhancing broadband access, and supporting connectivity for communities and businesses across Georgia,” said Pat Wilson, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Technology and innovation are at the heart of Georgia’s leading industries, and private partners like AT&T are providing opportunities for the expansion of these industries to every corner of the state.” 

“At AT&T, we are committed to helping close the digital divide in Georgia communities through investments in our fiber and wireless networks,” said Venessa Harrison, President, AT&T Southeast Coastal States. “We are proud to provide Georgians with the connectivity that drives innovation, empowers communities and creates a brighter, more connected future for all.”  

Committed to expanding connectivity, our investment focuses on all facets of the network —including fiber, 5G and FirstNet®, Built with AT&T. 

  • Expanding Access to Fiber: To help meet the demands for reliable, high-speed connections today – and in the future – we’re investing in our fiber network. With more than 6.7 million strand miles in Georgia, AT&T Fiber® is now available to more than 1.6 million customer locations in parts of more than 130 communities.  

  • With nearly 87 million fiber strand miles in 21 states, AT&T Fiber® now passes 26M+ locations in more than 100 metros. 

  •  AT&T Fiber provides speed, reliability and value for consumers and businesses to enhance their internet experience for applications like video conferencing, virtual learning, telehealth, gaming and more. 

  • Unlocking the Power of 5G: From rural communities to urban areas, our overall wireless voice and data network covers more than 99% of all Americans, including Georgia. Our 5G network today reaches more than 295 million people in more than 24,500 cities and towns across the U.S. with our mid-band spectrum available nationwide, covering more than 210 million people.  

  • We’re working with businesses from manufacturing to healthcare to create new innovations and increase efficiencies with AT&T 5G. 

  •  We’re ramping up performance in high traffic areas, like airports, stadiums and venues, including Mercedes-Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena and Truist Park. 

  • Giving First Responders the Reliable Connectivity they Need: As America’s public safety communication partner, we are expanding and enhancing FirstNet to give the public safety community better access to their network. Setting the stage for first responder innovation over the next 10 years, the FirstNet Authority announced a series of strategic investments totaling more than $8 billion into FirstNet. The latest network investment of $6.3 billion will enable AT&T to deliver a standalone FirstNet 5G core, provide always-on priority and preemption across all AT&T 5G commercial spectrum bands and build 1,000 new FirstNet sites across the country over the next two years.  

  • In Georgia, we’re connecting public safety agencies and organizations in more than 260 cities across the state. 

  • We’ve rolled out Band 14 on nearly 2,200 sites across Georgia to provide public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it. 

And we’re not just investing in our network, we’re also investing in our communities. AT&T recently announced it’s committing an additional $3 billion by 2030 to help close the digital divide, bringing the company’s total commitment to $5 billion since 2021. 

In Georgia, we have collaborated with nonprofit and community organizations in communities across the state to provide digital resources, programming, and tools to help close the digital divide. 

  • Contributed $3.4 million to Georgia digital divide causes from 2021 to 2023. 

  • Opened 4 AT&T Connected Learning Centers in Georgia to provide access to high-speed internet, computers, and education resources.

  • Distributed more than 3,800 computers to students and their families across Georgia. 

  • Supported more than 125 digital literacy workshops in Georgia to help parents and families build skills and confidence using technology. 

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