AT&T Launches First Wave of Fixed Wireless Internet Availability to Rural and Underserved Areas
Now Available in Georgia, With Plans to Reach Over 400,000 Locations in 18 States by End of Year and Over 1.1 Million Locations by 2020
AT&T1 announced it completed a first wave of Fixed Wireless Internet2 availability for rural and underserved locations in Georgia. This is part of our FCC Connect America Fund commitment to serve over 400,000 locations by the end of 2017 and over 1.1 million locations by 2020.
The work in Georgia is expanding to 17 more states this year. Those additional 17 states are: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
Our Fixed Wireless Internet delivers a home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on customers’ homes or businesses. This is a cost-effective way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in rural and underserved areas.
“Access to the internet is an important tool for advancing opportunities in communities. It creates economic growth, helps increase community engagement and makes education accessible,” said Eric Boyer, senior vice president, Wireless and Wired Product Marketing at AT&T. “We’re committed to utilizing available technologies to connect hard-to-reach locations.”
“AT&T’s Fixed Wireless Internet service is a great example of the innovative thinking necessary to bring high-speed internet to rural and under-served communities,” said Betsy Huber, president of the National Grange. “When you consider that farmers, ranchers and other rural residents are also small business owners, the need for high-speed internet becomes obvious. This is a milestone in communications services for rural and small-town America.”
We plan to reach over 67,000 locations with this technology across Georgia by 2020. We’ll provide updates about additional availability in parts of Georgia, and other states, as we expand Fixed Wireless Internet to more locations.
For more information on Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, visit att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.
1 AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand name and not by AT&T Inc.
2Includes 160GB data bucket per month. Req’s installation of AT&T outdoor antennae & indoor Residential Gateway. $10/50GB of additional data up to a max of $200/mo.
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