As thousands of people bring their cowboy spirit to Wyoming for Cheyenne Frontier Days 2017, AT&T* is keeping data-hungry crowds connected with a permanent new cell tower at Frontier Park featuring an eye-catching design hidden within a faux water tank.
Last year, AT&T customers used approximately 8.6 terabytes of data at Cheyenne Frontier Days, which is equal to more than 24 million selfies.
“Our customers love to share events like Cheyenne Frontier Days through text, pictures, status updates and phone calls,” said Cheryl Riley, president, AT&T-Northern Plains. “We’re working to give them great coverage and fast speeds in a way that is aesthetically pleasing to the community.”
AT&T invested more than $80 million in the last three years to enhance local networks in Wyoming. In 2016, AT&T made 97 wireless network upgrades in Wyoming, adding new cell sites and increased network capacity.
Building upon those investments, Wyoming’s fire, police, EMS and other public safety personnel will soon have an advanced communications network to support large events like Cheyenne Frontier Days. Last week Wyoming “opted-in” to the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver the nation’s first wireless broadband network to Wyoming’s first responders.
“We’re proud to partner with the state to help them transform the way public safety communicates, with a dedicated focus on the brave first responders and the residents they serve,” said Riley.