AT&T Offering High-Speed Internet Service to Rural Areas

AT&T fulfilled its promise to make high-speed internet available to over 440,000 homes and small businesses in hard to reach locations across 18 states by the end of 2017. AT&T will continue deploying Fixed Wireless Internet to mostly rural locations as part of our FCC Connect America Fund commitment to offer service to over 1.1 million locations by 2020.

At the start of 2017 the vast majority of these locations lacked a high-speed internet connection entirely.

Following the launch of our innovative Fixed Wireless Internet service as part of our FCC Connect America Fund commitment, we continue to expand and plan to make access available to over 1.1 million CAF II-eligible locations by the end of 2020, many getting access to high-speed internet for the first time. The service is available to residents and small businesses in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.*

“We’re thrilled to connect more families, businesses, and communities through our leadership in bringing Fixed Wireless Internet to more places than any other company,” said Cheryl Choy, Vice President, Product Marketing, AT&T. “This is just one way we’re laying the foundation for the future of fixed wireless home internet, an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers.”

Our Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers speeds of at least 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload. 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.).

“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.”

Learn more about Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T.

*Coverage not avail. everywhere. Based on overall coverage in U.S. licensed/roaming areas. Reliability based on voice and data performance from independent 3rd party data.

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