AT&T expands KY fiber, fixed wireless

Jan. 18, 2018
AT&T (NYSE:T) has expanded its Internet services in Kentucky, including fixed wireless in rural and underserved areas and AT&T Fiber in parts ...

AT&T (NYSE:T) has expanded its Internet services in Kentucky, including fixed wireless in rural and underserved areas and AT&T Fiber in parts of Louisville and central Kentucky.

The fixed wireless deployments, part of the company's FCC Connect America Fund commitment, cover parts of 51 counties. Launched in Kentucky last June, the service is designed for downstream speeds of at least 10 Mbps and at least 1 Mbps upstream. It's available to homes and small businesses. AT&T plans to extend the service to more than 84,000 locations across the Commonwealth over the next several years. The telco has also launched the service in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

The company's AT&T Fiber FTTH service has been expanded to more than 100,000 locations in Louisville and central Kentucky. The service's top speed tier, AT&T Internet 1000, offers near-gigabit speeds (typically 940 Mbps downstream, the company says) for $70 a month in a bundle or $80 standalone with a 12-month contract. Louisville and central Kentucky are among 67 metro areas where the FTTH service is currently available. The company plans to deploy fiber to 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.

"The more than 2,700 men and women who work for AT&T and call Kentucky home are proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide the connectivity Kentucky's residents and businesses demand," said Hood Harris, president of AT&T Kentucky.