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The Right Locations for Rural Broadband

Expanding your broadband operations and your network into new territories comes with risks and rewards. We work with more than 500 WISPs across the country and know why market insight, speed to market, and easy access to towers in the right locations are all crucial to success.

With our industry-leading portfolio of tower sites across the U.S., including towers in geographically challenging areas with vantage points targeting the most remote populations, we are uniquely positioned to support your rural broadband buildout. As spectrum and funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to become available, we will continue offering specialized programs and network-planning insights to help WISP and rural operators quickly and easily expand rural networks throughout America.

Exclusive Offers

We have an exclusive program offering and site locator tool for WISPs and other rural operators, designed with special incentive options and other benefits for expanding rural broadband.

Our Tower Portfolio Highlights

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tower sites across U.S.


percent of towers located in rural and suburban areas1


percent of rural and suburban towers that meet or exceed 150 feet1

1Based on American Tower methodology leveraging U.S. Census population data

What Customers Are Saying

“In my experience, the team at American Tower has the desire and ability to work very closely with smaller players and provide programs that are aggressive and fair compared to others I’ve seen”

— Chris Daniels, President and CEO, Watch Communications

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Streamline Rural Buildouts

Watch our video to see how you can cut costs, meet timelines, and overcome challenging terrain, without sacrificing end-user performance.

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Our infographic spotlights key considerations for accelerating rural broadband to reach the most remote populations.

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Watch our webinar with ChannelVision Magazine, featuring Bill Baker, CEO of Nextlink Internet, and Fran Finnegan, Vice President of Vertical Markets for American Tower. During the session, we share lessons learned while rapidly expanding broadband in rural markets, including how Nextlink Internet grew their service footprint across six states to bring high-speed broadband to underserved areas of 11 states.

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Meet Our Team

Carlos Sayles

David Flint

Manager, Vertical Markets

David has more than 20 years of telecommunications industry experience. As a long-time member of the American Tower sales organization, he’s had both regional and national responsibilities. Today, he’s leading business development for rural operators and our energy initiatives, including the Oil & Gas and utilities markets.

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Rick Olivares

Rick Olivares

Manager, Vertical Markets

Rick is a skilled telecommunications and sales professional, with more than 20 years of industry experience helping customers identify and meet wireless network business objectives. Currently, he’s leading business development for WISPs in the Western U.S.


Justine Paul

Justine Paul

Manager, Vertical Markets

Justine has been with American Tower for more than 12 years, serving in roles across the legal, finance, and sales organizations. Today, she’s a leader of business development for our WISP and fiber/backhaul customers and is exclusively focused on helping rural operators with their broadband network deployments.


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