AT&T touts expanded wireless network with new tower in Clarendon

Staff Reports Posted 3 November 2021 at 9:33 am

CLARENDON – AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Orleans County got a boost in wireless connectivity with a new cell site in Clarendon to enhance the area’s mobile broadband coverage, AT&T said in a news release.

The new tower will help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.

This new cell site boosts coverage, capacity and service around Route 237 corridor between Clarendon, Byron in next door Genesee County, the hamlet of Honest Hill, Byron, the hamlets of North Bergen & Pumpkin Hill and Routes 14, 19A and 6.

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, AT&T said.

“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,” AT&T said in the news release. “When not in use by FirstNet subscribers, AT&T customers can enjoy Band 14’s added coverage and capacity.”