AT&T is Now Offering Fixed Wireless Internet Service to Rural Portions of 18 States, Including Parts of 51 Counties Across Kentucky
AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Henderson, McLean, Union and Webster counties, including Calhoun, Clay, Corydon, Dixon, Henderson, Morganfield, Providence, Sebree and Slaughters.
This rollout, now in 18 states, began in 2017. The company now offers Fixed Wireless Internet to over 440,000 locations across 18 states with plans to provide access to over 1.1 million locations by the end of 2020.
“This is a great day for West Kentucky,” said Senator Dorsey Ridley. “In today’s world, high-speed connectivity is vital to our workforce and economy. I’m excited to see the investment and growing interest in bringing enhanced connectivity to our rural Kentucky communities.”
Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps and upload speeds of at least 1Mbps. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on a customer’s home or business. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in underserved rural areas.
The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics. AT&T has more than 980,000 strand miles of AT&T fiber optics covering Kentucky, which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Kentucky businesses and residents need.
“I have no doubt that the constant support and hard work of our state and local leaders has kept the need for high-speed Internet across the Kyndle region as a priority,” said Tony Iriti, CEO of Kyndle. “Today’s announcement is a product of their commitment to this community, and this expanded connectivity will benefit residents and businesses throughout our 4-county area.”
“AT&T is proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide the connectivity Kentucky’s residents and businesses demand,” said AT&T Kentucky president Hood Harris. “Through this new AT&T service, we are helping close the remaining connectivity gap in our commonwealth.”
In addition to Kentucky, the service is available to residents and businesses in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
To learn more about Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, go to att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.
1Includes 170GB data allowance per month. Req’s installation of AT&T outdoor antenna & indoor Residential Gateway. $10/50GB of additional data up to a max of $200/mo.
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