AT&T Expands 10 Mbps Rural Fixed Wireless

AT&T (NYSE:T) has expanded the availability of its Fixed Wireless Internet for rural and underserved locations to parts of 9 new states. The ...

AT&T expands fiber, fixed wireless in Mississippi
AT&T expands fiber, fixed wireless in Mississippi

AT&T (NYSE:T) has expanded the availability of its Fixed Wireless Internet for rural and underserved locations to parts of 9 new states. The service is designed to deliver downstream speeds of at least 10 Mbps and upstream speeds of at least 1 Mbps. The Internet connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on customers' homes or businesses.

The rollout, now in 18 states, began earlier this year and is part of the telco's FCC Connect America Fund (CAF) commitment. AT&T plans to provide access to more than 400,000 locations by the end of this year and more than 1.1 million locations by 2020.

"Closing the connectivity gap is a top priority for us," said Cheryl Choy, vice president, wired voice and Internet products, at AT&T. "Access to fast and reliable Internet is a game changer in today's world. This service will bring countless opportunities for more customers in underserved rural locations."

The 9 new states are:

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

Previous launches include parts of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana.

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