County leaders promote connectivity solutions for their citizens, schools, hospitals, businesses, state and local government agencies, and municipalities. Access to reliable and cost-effective broadband allows communities to connect and thrive. We know your communities can’t wait any longer for adequate connectivity, and it is critical to deploy network plans as soon as possible, especially with opportunities like the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) auction, and other grants.
Our mission is to help wireless service providers deploy telecommunications networks on time and on budget, so Americans can work and attend school remotely, receive telemedicine services, connect with family and friends, and much more.
Our mission is to help wireless service providers deploy telecommunications networks on time and on budget, so Americans can work and attend school remotely, receive telemedicine services, connect with family and friends, and much more. When considering options, fiber is integral to all broadband networks, but fiber alone can only take you so far in rural areas prone to challenging terrain, such as lakes, rivers, mountains, and railroad tracks. A hybrid network solution, including fiber and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), gives counties the ability to serve high-need areas both today and tomorrow. Deploying fiber in densely populated areas and FWA in fiber-prohibitive areas can reduce installation times and costs.
Our towers provide a shared infrastructure, which reduces the need to build new telecommunications sites in your county. Multiple wireless service providers can collocate on a single existing tower, helping to simplify network deployment and speeding time to market. No matter where you are in your technology infrastructure journey, we’re here to help.
American Tower brings a track record of delivering broadband solutions with the right assets, resources, and expertise:
- We have towers in all 50 states and almost every county in the U.S.
- Our more than 500 Wireless Internet Services Provider (WISP) customers provide critical broadband services that bridge the digital divide in rural areas.
As the technology of communications has evolved, American Tower has remained a leader in the industry. Today, we are providing important tower infrastructure for the move to 5G networks, helping our customers deliver long-anticipated innovations in the way we work and live.
Contact us today to learn how shared network infrastructure can benefit your community.
Resources for Counties
Federal funding and spectrum auction winners have unique opportunities to help bridge the digital divide, while growing their customer base. To help meet budget and deadlines, check out our infographic on strategies to best reach the most remote populations.
Collocating on existing infrastructure—not building new towers near available infrastructure, sometimes referred to as shadow towers—provides many benefits.
5G, the fifth generation of wireless networks, promises a radical expansion of wireless functionality, further extending wireless service beyond mobile phones and weaving connectivity into the fabric of society. Learn how 5G will make meaningful near-term economic contributions.
Learn about our leading portfolio of wireless communications sites. We have the right assets in the right locations, and our proven processes speed network deployment.
We offer specialized programs and network-planning insights to help WISPs and rural operators quickly and easily expand rural networks nationwide.
American Tower's 2022 Sustainability Report Highlights:
American Tower proudly presents our 2022 Sustainability Report, spotlighting achievements in the environment, social, and governance sectors. We championed clean energy, professional growth, DEI, Digital Communities, and ethical standards in 2022. As we reflect on our journey, we're grateful for our partners, employees, and communities. Our shared vision for a sustainable future drives us forward.
- Achieved a 9.5% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 9.5% from 2019. Invested nearly $500M in energy efficiency aligned with the Paris Agreement.
- Protected over 4,000+ bird nests and supported the plantation of 260,000 trees in 2022.
- Opened 124 new digital communities, totaling 445 across 15 countries, impacting 400,000 individuals.
- Invested over $5M in employee training and educational support.
- Joined the UN Global Compact, adopted the Women's Empowerment Principles and earned accolades for ethical practices.
Check out the video below to hear from Senior Vice President, Legal, and Chief Sustainability Officer Mneesha Nahata on our sustainability program's evolution and milestones. Access the complete report on our website.
We are proud of the progress we’ve made on these vital fronts and look forward to building a more connected world together.
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About American Tower
Founded in 1995, American Tower Corporation, one of the largest global Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), is a leading independent owner, operator, and developer of wireless and broadcast communications real estate, with approximately 223,000 global communications assets. In addition to leasing space on wireless and broadcast towers, we provide customized solutions through our in-building systems, outdoor distributed antenna systems and other right-of-way options, rooftops, and services that speed network deployment.