AT&T Launches Next Wave of Fixed Wireless Internet Availability to Rural and Underserved Areas
AT&T completed a first wave of Fixed Wireless Internet for rural and underserved locations in Georgia as 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 has expanded to 17 more states. 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 an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps. AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet provides qualified households and small businesses with high-speed Internet service via an outdoor antenna and indoor Wi-Fi Gateway router. Fixed Wireless offers Wi-Fi connections for multiple devices (e.g.,laptops, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, etc.).
This is a cost-effective way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in rural and underserved areas.
“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’ll provide updates about additional availability as we expand Fixed Wireless Internet to more locations.