techDAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (11/4/19) — AT&T reported adding three new cell towers to its 4G LTE network in Daviess County to help boost wireless service. The towers are located along Possum Trot Road, Kentucky 56 in Owensboro and Coleman Road in Utica.

The investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices, spokesman Phil Hayes reported. With 4G LTE service, customers will experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends.

The towers also include equipment to enable Fixed Wireless Internet service, according to a press release. This innovative service delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps and upload speeds of at least 1Mbps. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on a customer’s home or business. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in underserved rural areas.

The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics. AT&T reports the company has nearly 1.5 million strand miles of fiber optics covering Kentucky which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Kentucky businesses and residents need.

“This expansion of access to wireless high-speed internet is incredibly important and makes the area more attractive to future investments,” said Kentucky Sen. Matt Castlen. “As we continue to work to develop a positive environment for investment, I am confident that the commonwealth will keep pace with the changing market and be a competitive player in the effort to grow the economy and create jobs.”

AT&T reports the expansion helps Kentucky residents get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.

“We’re committed to providing our customers fast, reliable, highly secure connectivity and the network expansion in Daviess County is a result of that commitment,” said Hank Mangeot, regional director, external affairs, AT&T Kentucky. “We consistently work to provide better coverage and we’re investing in our wireless network to accomplish that.”

By building out the 4G LTE network, the company reports laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies and boosting network speeds and capacity using the latest technology.

This added coverage also will 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 Kentucky 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, the company said.

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