AT&T Expands Connectivity for Cherokee Nation

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AT&T launched a new cell tower in Kenwood, OK, to expand connectivity for citizens of the Cherokee Nation.

The Cherokee Nation used federal funding from the American Rescue Plan to propose a partnership with AT&T, helping close the digital divide in the area.

“The Kenwood community is rural, but together Cherokee Nation and AT&T came to the table with a plan and a solution,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “Over the past year we have formed a strong working relationship and I’m proud to say this community is not forgotten. For the first time, citizens here have access to wireless service and more high-speed internet to access the vital resources they need.”

Before the launch of this cell tower, the Cherokee community had to drive over 10 miles to get mobile cell service. Now the 1,000-member population as well as first responders have access to fast, reliable and secure connectivity.

“We are proud to be working with the Cherokee Nation to expand our broadband network so more Cherokee citizens have access to high-quality connectivity with AT&T 5G,” said Chris Sambar, Head of AT&T Network. “Our purpose is to connect people to greater possibility. And this new cell tower will open doors for Kenwood residents by providing access to education, healthcare, employment opportunities and so much more.”