The investment of around 2.8 billion USD had been done by AT&T during the period 2014-2016, to enhance speed, coverage, reliability and overall performance of wired and wireless networks in Metro Atlanta. In addition, they improved critical services that encourage first responders and public safety.
Not long ago, FirstNet (The First Responder Network Authority) put a responsibility on AT&T to establish a broadband network dedicated to firefighters, EMS personnel, America’s safety and other first responders.
For smart cities, AT&T is utilizing The Internet of Things (IoT). This would help cities to take near real-time decisions by predicting and learning data. Moreover, they are making use of Atlanta’s SmartATL project for this initiative.
Furthermore, Atlanta’s North Avenue corridor has been chosen as a test bed for various technologies that include digital infrastructure. Using this and CityIQ sensors, AT&T is creating a platform for citizens of Atlanta by addressing issues like gunshot detection, parking optimization, and traffic flow.