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