AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 is now available for certain rural and underserved locations in parts of Burke County.
Joined by Congressman Rick Allen and other community leaders, AT&T announced that some residents in some parts of Burke County are included in the initial rural and underserved locations in Georgia to which AT&T has extended Fixed Wireless Internet as part of its FCC Connect America Fund commitment.
Anne Marie Kyzer, Burke County Chamber Board Director; Ashley Roberts, Burke County Chamber Executive Director; Stan Shepherd, AT&T; U.S. Congressman Rick Allen; Merv Waldrop, Burke County Administrator; and, Jason Blackburn, Burke County Chamber Board President
As a part of this commitment, AT&T plans to reach over 400,000 locations across 18 states by the end of 2017, and over 1.1 million locations by 2020.
“Access to high-speed connectivity is critical for our rural communities, and I have worked tirelessly with my colleagues in Washington, as well as state and local officials, to make this a reality,” said Congressman Rick Allen. “It is a pleasure to see the private sector working alongside our federal agencies to effectively deploy this vital service.”
“This newly available connectivity is incredibly vital for residents in rural parts of Georgia, and I am thrilled to see this deployment happening for my residents in Burke County,” said State Representative Gloria Frazier.
AT&T plans to reach over 67,000 locations with this technology across Georgia by 2020, and extending availability in Burke County brings us closer to reaching our commitment of completing 40 percent of the build by the end of this year.
“The more than 19,000 men and women who work for AT&T and call Georgia home are proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide the connectivity that Georgia’s residents and businesses demand,” said Stan Shepherd, regional director of external affairs for AT&T Georgia. “Through this innovative service, we are working to extend that connectivity to even more of Georgia.”
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 internet to customers in rural and underserved areas.
The 9 states where we have already launched service include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. Additional states where we plan to launch this year are Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.
We’ll provide updates about additional availability in parts of Georgia, and other states, as we expand Fixed Wireless Internet to more locations.
For more information on Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, visit att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.
1Includes 160GB monthly data allowance. Req’s installation of AT&T outdoor antenna & indoor Residential Gateway. id="mce_marker"0/50GB of additional data up to a max of $200/mo.
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