DALLAS, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available in 8 new states. These are in addition to the initial launch that took place in Georgia in April. More than 70,000 locations can now access Fixed Wireless Internet in underserved or unserved areas across these 9 states.
This is part of our FCC Connect America Fund commitment. In it, we plan to serve over 400,000 locations by the end of 2017 and over 1.1 million locations by 2020.
New states where service launched today:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
"We're committed to connect hard-to-reach locations to the internet. This changes lives and creates economic growth for these areas," said Cheryl Choy, vice president, wired voice and internet products at AT&T. "We're excited to bring this service to even more underserved locations."
"The strength of local economies relies on innovation and investment. AT&T expanding internet access in our rural and underserved communities opens up countless opportunities," said Betsy Huber, president of the National Grange.
We plan to launch in 18 states overall later this year. The additional states are Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.
Our Fixed Wireless Internet service 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 an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in rural and underserved areas.
For more information on Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, visit att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.
1Includes 160GB data bucket 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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**Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q4 2016 + Q1 2017 across 121 markets.
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