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FirstNet Network expands wireless service in ND

BISMARCK – On the heels of a September announcement of new wireless infrastructure stretching across the state, AT&T has launched an additional batch of towers to enhance 4G LTE coverage for area residents in and around the communities of Adams, Alamo, Ambrose, Crosby, Epping, Fortuna, Grand Forks, Killdeer, Linton, Manning, Noonan, Ray, Tioga, Trenton, Williston and Zahl.

Customers will see a boost to their 4G LTE coverage, giving them faster, more reliable wireless service. FirstNet subscribers will also experience faster, more reliable wireless service with the addition of new, purpose-built FirstNet cell sites Alexander and Wishek.

“We want our customers to have a great experience. With 4G LTE service, they’ll be able to experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends,” said Cheryl Riley, president, AT&T Northern Plains. “We consistently work to provide better coverage for the community and its first responders. And we’re investing in our wireless network to accomplish that.”

The upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform.

A majority of these enhancements also bring Band 14 spectrum to the area. Band 14 is nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the government specifically for FirstNet.

FirstNet is built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in North Dakota and across the country connect to the critical information they need.

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