map300 hendersonHENDERSON, Ky. (7/10/19) — AT&T has added a new cell tower to its 4G LTE network along U.S. 41 in Henderson.

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

The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics, Hayes said. AT&T has more than 1.25 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.

“A robust communications network plays a key role in our commonwealth’s economic future, and through private investments like this one, our economy grows stronger,” Sen. Robby Mills said in a statement. “Today’s businesses do not rely solely on wired connections, so high-speed wireless connectivity through the expanded 4G LTE network is vital to keeping businesses connected and operating efficiently.”

“The hard work of our area legislators has been essential in making the Commonwealth and our region more attractive to investment and growth,” Kyndle CEO Tony Iriti stated. “No matter what industry you are in, high-speed internet is an essential tool to success, and the expansion of the 4G LTE network in Henderson opens up many opportunities for residents and businesses in the area.”

AT&T reports 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 Henderson is a result of that commitment,” said Hank Mangeot, regional director of external affairs, AT&T Kentucky. “We’re consistently working to provide better coverage and we’re investing in our wireless network to accomplish that.”

By building out the 4G LTE network, Hayes said they are laying the foundation for 5G, the next advance in network technologies and also boosting network speeds and capacity.

This added coverage 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 Kentucky and across the country connect to the critical information they need, so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.

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AT&T invested nearly $800 million in its wireless and wireline networks in Kentucky 2016-18. 

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