Wireless service provider AT&T has added nearly 200 new cell sites to its 4G LTE network in Kentucky in 2019 to improve customer experience.
The sites included 89 new macro cell towers and 110 small cells. AT&T has also expanded its 5G service in the Louisville area. AT&T does not reveal the 5G coverage in Kentucky and the customer response for the new service.
AT&T made an investment of nearly $800 million towards Capex in its Kentucky wireless and wireline networks over the last 3 years.
The majority of the new macro towers include equipment to enable Fixed Wireless Internet service. This innovative service delivers an internet connection with typical download speeds of 25Mbps and upload speeds of at least 1Mbps, AT&T said.
To date, AT&T has made Fixed Wireless service available to more than 67,000 homes and small businesses in parts of 57 Kentucky counties.
The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics. AT&T has nearly 1.5 million strand miles of fiber optics covering Kentucky to offer high-speed connectivity Kentucky businesses and residents need.
“We’re committed to providing our customers fast, reliable, highly secure connectivity and this network expansion is a result of that commitment,” said Hood Harris, president, AT&T Kentucky.