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AT&T boosts network speeds for Western New York


Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:45 pm

Wireless broadband expansion will help give AT&T customers better access to mobile internet

AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Erie and Niagara counties should see a boost in wireless connectivity and mobile broadband, as the company has added new cell sites in Niagara Falls, Lockport, Ransomville, the City of Buffalo (downtown and University Heights), and Lancaster, to enhance the areas’ coverage and help give residents, visitors, businesses and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.

AT&T stated, “Our investment is helping improve internet access and ensuring customers get the most out of their mobile devices.

“We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected. That’s why we’re also boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. This helps New York residents get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play. And it’s giving first responders on FirstNet – America’s public safety network – access to always-on, 24-hours-a-day priority and preemption across voice and data.

“These enhancements also bring Band 14 spectrum to the area. Band 14 is nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the government specifically for FirstNet. We look at Band 14 as public safety’s VIP lane. In an emergency, this band – or lane – can be cleared and locked just for FirstNet subscribers. When not in use by FirstNet subscribers, AT&T customers can enjoy Band 14’s added coverage and capacity.”

From 2019 to 2021, AT&T invested more than $1.6 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in New York. These investments were designed to boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.

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