When it comes to connectivity, Joe Divis, state president of AT&T New Jersey, said all areas are important.
That’s why AT&T is prioritizing all aspects of the state for 5G coverage — from rural areas to underserved urban areas, business centers to entertainment venues.
“We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected through life’s defining moments, whether you’re celebrating a graduation, learning or working, creating or sharing, vacationing along the Shore, going to a ballgame or relaxing at home,” Divis said. “That’s why we’re focused on boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. We’re working to help everyone get the best possible AT&T experience wherever they live, work and play.”
Divis said AT&T is on track to deliver on its $2 billion commitment between 2021-2023 to help bridge the digital divide and tackle barriers to broadband access, adoption and affordability.
AT&T and Jersey City
In April, AT&T announced a program with Digitunity and the Jersey City Housing Authority to offer free digital literacy workshops to help Jersey City residents of low-income households gain skills and confidence to participate fully, safely and responsibly in today’s digital world.
Divis said AT&T is committed to expanding connectivity in New Jersey with an investment that focuses on all facets of the network. More specifically, he pointed to four key areas:
- From rural communities to urban areas, where overall wireless voice and data network covers more than 99% of all Americans, including New Jersey;
- With businesses from manufacturing to health care that are creating new innovations and increase efficiencies with AT&T 5G;
- With high-traffic areas, such as airports, stadiums and venues, like Newark Liberty International Airport, MetLife Stadium, Riverview Plaza in Trenton and Red Bull Stadium in Harrison;
- In less densely populated areas like Camden, where it’s expanded its 5G network so people there can have access to reliable connectivity.
Divis said AT&T also is supporting first responders by expanding the nation’s Public Safety Network.
“As America’s public safety communications partner, we’re giving more of the public safety community access to their network,” he said. “With FirstNet, we’re helping to connect public safety agencies and organizations in communities across the state.”
FirstNet, he said, includes unique benefits such as always-on priority and, for first responders, preemption, high-quality Band 14 spectrum and a one-of-a-kind 5G experience to keep public safety mission-ready.
“We’ve rolled out Band 14 on more than 400 sites across New Jersey to provide public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it,” he said.