AT&T expands mobile network in Venango, Forest counties

From staff reports

AT&T has boosted its mobile broadband connectivity in Venango and Forest counties, according to a company news release.

AT&T said it turned on two more cell sites. One adds coverage and capacity in West Hickory and East Hickory and along Route 127; the other site adds coverage and capacity along Route 62 in President Township, just east of Oil City.

According to the release, the new sites benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform and give Pennsylvania’s first responders access to the nation’s fastest overall network experience.

These new sites have Band 14 spectrum, which is nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the government specifically for FirstNet, the release said.

“These new sites will give our first responders, families and businesses in the area more access to the mobile broadband connections that are so important to the safety, vibrancy and competitiveness of the region,” said David Kerr, president of AT&T Pennsylvania.