AT&T has expanded its 5G network in the Midland and Christiana areas of south Rutherford County, according to a news release from the communications company.
A new cell tower will help to boost wireless connectivity for residents and businesses.
“This new wireless network will increase student access to educational materials, help to ensure parents can stay in touch with their children, and offer the community at large the ability to access online courses and remote work opportunities,” State Sen. Dawn White said in the news release.
The new site will also bring Band 14 spectrum to the area. Band 14 is a nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the government specifically for FirstNet. In an emergency, this band can be cleared and locked just for FirstNet subscribers.
From 2019 to 2021, AT&T invested more than $1.3 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Tennessee, according to the news release.
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