AT&T Adds New Site in Northampton County

Pennsylvania 4G LTE Expansion

AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Nazareth, Northampton County,  got a big boost in wireless connectivity. 

We’ve added a new cell site in Nazareth that will enhance coverage for customers around Eastlawn Gardens, Nazareth Area High School and the ever-growing Route 33 corridor.  With this investment, we’re enhancing the area’s 4G LTE coverage and helping give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.

“We want our customers to have a great experience. With 4G LTE service, they’ll be able to experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends,” said David Kerr, president, AT&T Pennsylvania. “We’re always working to provide better coverage for Pennsylvanians and our first responders. And we’re investing in our wireless network to accomplish that.”

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 Pennsylvania’s residents, businesses and visitors get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.

Pennsylvania State Representative Joe Emrick said this new cell site is great news for his district.

“As our community continues to grow, our residents and businesses want and need reliable mobile broadband services.  We welcome AT&T’s continued investment in its network in Nazareth and across Pennsylvania, which keeps our communities competitive and connected,” Emrick said. 

These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform. FirstNet is bringing public safety communications into the 21st century with new, innovative capabilities to help those users stay safe and save lives.

These enhancements also bring FirstNet Band 14 spectrum to the area. Band 14 is nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the government specifically for FirstNet. Its signal covers larger geographic areas with less infrastructure to better support rural communities, and it can better penetrate buildings and walls in more urban areas as compared to higher-MHz spectrum. When not in use by FirstNet subscribers, AT&T customers can enjoy Band 14’s added coverage and capacity. 

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 Pennsylvania 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.

From 2016 to 2018, we invested more than $775 million in our Pennsylvania wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.

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