January 5, 2021
Note from Prosper Communications: The following is a news release from AT&T regarding the new cell tower within Frontier Park which recently came online. It is expected to significantly improve service to residents. The Town has been consistently working on improving cell coverage and broadband access in the Town and we are happy AT&T has chosen to make this investment in our community.
AT&T Boosts Network Speeds for Prosper
4G LTE Expansion Will Help Give AT&T Customers and FirstNet Subscribers Better Access to Mobile Internet
PROSPER, Dec. 11, 2020 — AT&T* customers and FirstNet subscribers in Prosper got a big boost in wireless connectivity. We’ve added a new cell tower in Frontier Park to enhance the area’s 4G LTE coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service. Our investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices.
“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 Ty Bledsoe, Assistant Vice President, AT&T. “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.”
“This investment in Prosper is great news for our local citizens and businesses,” said Prosper Mayor Ray Smith. “I appreciate AT&T’s commitment to our community to ensure a vibrant, connected future for Prosper residents.”
State Representative Jared Patterson added, “Strong, reliable network connections are more important than ever as students, workers and families are often together and online at home. This investment comes at a critical time for our community and we appreciate the work AT&T has done to strengthen the network in Prosper.”
State Representative Scott Sanford said, “Prosper is looking forward to being part of the future in wireless innovation. We can’t do that without needed investment in our infrastructure so we appreciate the commitment that AT&T has shown to our community by building a communications tower at Frontier Park.”
We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected. That’s why we’re also boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. This helps Texas residents get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.
These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform and give Texas’ first responders access to the nation’s fastest overall network experience.1 FirstNet is bringing public safety communications into the 21st century with new, innovative capabilities to help those users stay safe and save lives.
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. We look at Band 14 as public safety’s VIP lane. In an emergency, this band – or lane – can be cleared and locked just for FirstNet subscribers. When not in use by FirstNet subscribers, AT&T customers can enjoy Band 14’s added coverage and capacity.
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 Texas and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.
We’re committed to our networks in Texas, Bledsoe said, noting that from 2017 to 2019 alone, AT&T has invested nearly $8.2 billion statewide in the state’s wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.