AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet is now available for rural and underserved locations in parts of Lee County.
Joined by State Senator Greg Kirk, State Representative Ed Rynders and other community leaders, AT&T announced that residents in rural parts of Lee 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.
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.
“More and more, whether you are in urban or rural areas, high-speed connectivity is vital, and I am excited to see this newly available service bringing needed connectivity to our rural communities in Georgia,” said State Senator Greg Kirk. “And to be among the first in the nation to have access through this service is a testament to the consistent community efforts to raise this issue.”
“This is a good day for rural residents in Lee County, as they are some of the first people in the country to have access to this newly available high-speed connectivity,” said State Representative Ed Rynders. "I will continue to work with my colleagues and private industry 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 Lee County brings us closer to reaching our commitment of completing 40 percent of the build by the end of this year.
“I appreciate the hard work of our elected leaders who are working to help bring to our communities the high speed connectivity that our businesses and residents demand,” said Winston Oxford, President of the Lee 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 Courtney Brinson, regional director of external affairs for AT&T Georgia. “Through this innovative service, we are working to bring even more of that connectivity to more areas in 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.
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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