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AT&T boosts network speeds for Cherokee

AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Cherokee got a big boost in wireless connectivity. AT&T added a new cell tower to enhance the area’s 4G LTE coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service. The investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices.

The new site will provide coverage further east on U.S. 19 near Long Branch Road. 

“For folks living and working in small towns and rural communities, the availability of advanced wireless services is perhaps even more important than for their friends and neighbors in cities,” said State Sen. Kevin Corbin. “I am pleased to see this type of private investment in in all corners of the state. This is why I am determined to keep North Carolina a place which welcomes private investment in 21st Century technology.” 

These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform and give North Carolina’s first responders access to always-on, 24-hours-a-day priority and preemption across voice and data. 

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