AT&T Launches Fixed Wireless in Rural Georgia
AT&T (NYSE:T) Fixed Wireless Internet service is now available in rural and underserved locations in parts of 44 counties in Georgia. The ...
AT&T (NYSE:T) Fixed Wireless Internet service is now available in rural and underserved locations in parts of 44 counties in Georgia. The Internet service, introduced in May, is designed to deliver at least 10 Mbps downstream from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on customers' homes or businesses. The service includes a 160 GB monthly data allowance and requires installation of an AT&T outdoor antenna and indoor residential gateway.
"In today's economy, access to high-speed Internet is an integral part of both our infrastructure foundation and our job growth," said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. "Ensuring our current and future workforce are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed has been a top priority of mine since taking office. To that end, I've invested more than $100 million towards ensuring students across the state have access to high-speed Internet."
The service is now available in parts of the following 44 Georgia counties: Appling, Baker, Bleckley, Burke, Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Echols, Elbert, Emanuel, Evans, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Haralson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Lowndes, McDuffie, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Morgan, Pierce, Pike, Sumter, Thomas, Toombs, Ware, Warren, Washington, Wayne and Worth.
AT&T has extended Fixed Wireless Internet as part of its FCC Connect America Fund commitment to help rural and underserved areas. As a part of the rollout, the telco plans to reach more than 400,000 locations nationwide by the end of 2017, and more than 1.1 million locations nationwide by 2020. In Georgia, AT&T plans to reach more than 26,000 locations by end of 2017 and more than 67,000 locations across Georgia by 2020.
In addition to Georgia, AT&T has launched Fixed Wireless Internet service in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.