AT&T to expand 5G into Warren county
There are some areas of Warren County that have no cell phone service.
There, however, continue to be more places in the county with the fastest cellular service available.
AT&T announced on Monday a 5G expansion that has gone live in Warren County.
That looks like a “new site in the City of Warren” that “serves the City of Warren… along with Matthews Run,” according to a statement from AT&T.
“This is the latest in our commitment in Pennsylvania, where we’ve invested more than $1 billion in our wireless and wireline networks from 2019-2021,” Dawn Hensley, lead manager communications and PR for the company, said in an email to the Times Observer.
An AT&T coverage map shows 5G services for much of Rt. 62 and US 6 north and west of Warren.
T-Mobile’s coverage map shows more “extended range” 5G service in that same range as well as along those roads to the south and east of Warren. Some “ultra capacity” 5G is also present on the map in and around Sugar Grove and Chandlers Valley.
Verizon’s only 5G service in the county per its coverage map is in the western edge of the county.
The area of the county with less than 4G service are what you would expect — mostly Allegheny National Forest lands in the eastern and southern part of the county.
Regionally, AT&T also announced a 5G site in Titusville that improves coverage there as well as along SR-89 and SR-27.
A site in Smethport enhances the “Route 59 corridor” in the vicinity of the Bradford Regional Airport.
The new sites also enhance emergency response capabilities in the region by supporting FirstNet, a network specifically for first responders.
“These new sites also bring Band 14 spectrum to the area, which is nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the federal government specifically for FirstNet,” AT&T said in a statement. “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.”