Since 2015, AT&T has spent more than $700 million in Kentucky to boost its wireless and wired networks. It's also upgraded the existing 4G LTE network, which has paved the way for Louisville to be one of the first of 12 cities in the US to receive mobile 5G from AT&T.
"Louisville's a good market for AT&T, but in addition, it's based on the investment we've been making in the past. A lot of that's made possible by the regulatory environment that the legislature and others have created here that creates an atmosphere for investment," said Hood Harris, president of AT&T Kentucky.
In addition to Louisville, the remaining 11 cities slated to receive mobile 5G before the end of the year are the Texas cities of Dallas, San Antonio, Waco, and Houston, as well as the cities of Indianapolis; Atlanta; New Orleans; Jacksonville, FL; Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC; and Oklahoma City.