Tuesday, October 19, 2021

AT&T Turns on New Site in Northern Schuylkill County Boosting Coverage

On Tuesday, AT&T announced they have officially turned on a new site in the Shenandoah area.

According to announcement from the company's public affairs office, the new site was launched to boost wireless connectivity coverage and capacity along Route 924 and Route 54 as well as allowing first responders on FirstNet to have 24 hours a day priority.

The company says these enhancements were put in place bring Band 14 spectrum to the area. Band 14 is nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the government specifically for FirstNet. 

AT&T uses Band 14 as public safety’s VIP lane. In an emergency, this band – or lane – can be cleared and locked just for FirstNet subscribers.