RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has expanded Fixed Wireless Internet1 to homes and small businesses in certain rural and underserved locations across seven new counties.
Residents and businesses can sign up for service today in parts of Alamance, Alexander, Caswell, Duplin, Henderson, Robeson and Wake counties.
The service is available at eligible locations in the Fairmont, Gibsonville, Hendersonville, Hiddenite, Maxton, Mount Olive, Orrum, Rowland, and Snow Camp communities.
We had previously announced availability of the service in parts of Chatham, Cleveland, Iredell, Pender, Rockingham, Rutherford, and Wayne counties.
"I am glad to see the expansion of high-speed internet service in North Carolina and appreciate the creative approaches being taken by private industry to reach the more rural areas of our state," said NC Department of Information Technology Secretary Eric Boyette. "This technology will have a significant impact for individuals' lives and for North Carolina."
This follows the launch of Fixed Wireless Internet in parts of North Carolina in June as part of our FCC Connect America Fund commitment. We plan to provide access to over 1.1 million locations by 2020. In North Carolina alone, we have committed to providing access to more than 13,000 locations by 2020, reaching more than 40 percent of that goal by the end of this year.
"With this innovative service, we are working to close the connectivity gap in North Carolina," said Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T North Carolina. "Access to fast and reliable internet is a game changer in today's world. This service will bring additional opportunities for more customers in more parts of our state."
Between 2014 and 2016, AT&T invested nearly $1.8 billion in its wired and wireless networks in North Carolina.
Our Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers a home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps and upload speeds of at least 1Mbps. Customers can download, surf and stream their favorite movies or television shows. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on customers' homes or businesses. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers, many getting access to high-speed internet for the first time.
In addition to North Carolina, the service is available to residents and businesses in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
To determine Fixed Wireless Internet eligibility, interested consumers may call toll-free 1-877-990-0041. We'll continue to provide updates as the service becomes available at more locations.
To learn more about Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, go to att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.
1Includes 160GB data allowance per month. Req's installation of AT&T outdoor antenna & indoor Residential Gateway. $10/50GB of additional data up to a max of $200/mo.
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