As our nation and communities continue to recover from the impacts of the pandemic, our teams are working hard to keep first responders and customers connected. We’re also marking AAPI Heritage Month with a post from one of our company leaders, and we are offering the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit to eligible customers.
New Castle County’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the FirstNet network expansion currently underway by AT&T. We’ve added a new, purpose-built cell site that boosts coverage in Townsend along Caldwell Corner Road and improves in-building coverage to the surrounding commercial areas.
“As a former state trooper, volunteer firefighter and member of the Air National Guard, I know firsthand the importance of reliable communications. This new site is a key to keeping our first responders connected, especially during an emergency. The site will benefit area residents and visitors, too, by offering more mobile broadband coverage in our community,” said Senator Bruce C. Ennis, Delaware Senate, 14th District.
In June 2020, new, purpose-built sites were also announced and turned on in communities across Delaware.
The Milford Police Department in Delaware uses hundreds of gigabytes of data each month, uploading dash and body-worn camera footage and using ticket and reporting software provided by the state. Listen here to learn how FirstNet’s reliable, dedicated connection and priority and preemption features ensure officers can communicate, share data, and stay connected to data capabilities in the field.
We believe that broadband connectivity is essential for all Americans. People depend on technologies like the internet to stay connected to every part of their lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought national awareness to the lack of internet accessibility for millions of Americans – especially for low-income families. That’s why we are working to help households stay connected. AT&T is participating in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program to help eligible households with connectivity costs during the pandemic.
In these difficult economic times, the EBB will help qualifying households reduce wireline home internet or wireless service costs for activities like job searches, telehealth, remote work, and distance learning. EBB enrollment is now open, and the benefit can be applied to select plans for both new and existing AT&T and Cricket Wireless customers.
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Kelly King, Executive Vice President – Sales & Distribution
The history of Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is one that I’m proud to share with millions around our country and billions around the world. Our collective stories are rich and tie us to lineages and cultures that span millennia. It’s truly an honor to share this moment with you as we celebrate Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.