AT&T Launches Fixed Wireless Internet in Evans County and other Rural and Underserved Areas in Georgia

AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 is now available for rural and underserved locations in parts of Evans.

Joined by State Senator Jack Hill, State Representative Bill Werkheiser and other community leaders, AT&T announced that residents in the Claxton area 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.

As a part of this commitment across 18 states, we plan to reach over 400,000 locations across 18 states by the end of 2017, and over 1.1 million locations by 2020.

“It is an honor to serve the residents of Evans County, and I am glad to see that our consistent advocacy on behalf of businesses and residents here is bringing high-speed connectivity to rural communities like Evans County,” said State Senator Jack Hill. “I appreciate AT&T’s work to make this possible.”

“Businesses and residents in Evans County are some of the first people in the country to have access to this newly available high-speed connectivity,” said State Representative Bill Werkheiser. “This is an important step forward in making sure that we are closing the connectivity gap in rural Georgia, and I will continue to do the necessary work to bring increased access to high-speed Internet in rural Georgia.”

AT&T plans to reach over 67,000 locations with this technology across Georgia by 2020, and extending availability in Evans County brings us closer to reaching our commitment of completing 40 percent of the build by the end of this year.

“Our elected leaders are working hard to help bring to our communities the high speed connectivity that our businesses and residents demand, and the business community applauds them for their advocacy on our behalf,” said Tammi Hall, President, Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce.

“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 Gary Sanchez, regional director of external affairs for AT&T Georgia. “Through this innovative service, we are working to bring even more of 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, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana. 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.

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1Includes 160GB monthly data allowance. 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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