AT&T – through its participation in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect America Fund (CAF II) – has extended high-speed Internet service to more than 54,000 homes and businesses in rural parts of 70 counties in the state.
We will continue to expand Fixed Wireless Internet (FWI) services, making high-speed internet available to even more rural customers across Georgia, as we work to meet our goal of delivering access to more than 13,000 additional locations by the end of this year.
Fixed Wireless Internet delivers an internet connection with typical download speeds of 25Mbps.1 The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on a customer’s home or business, creating an efficient way to deliver last-mile high-speed internet to customers living in underserved rural areas.
“I appreciate AT&T’s continuing investment in communities across Georgia, and the work being done to provide enhanced access and faster internet service, especially in rural areas,” said David Ralston, Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. “By expanding the availability of Fixed Wireless Internet, AT&T is helping level the playing field and bringing essential opportunities to rural residents and businesses, which are important at any time, but especially now, with the shifting needs resulting from COVID-19.”
“AT&T’s Fixed Wireless Internet is offering my family more options in our everyday lives, at an affordable price,” said John Drury, an AT&T Fixed Wireless customer. “We are excited to have access to this innovative technology and pleased AT&T continues to enhance high-speed connectivity in Fortsonia and other rural communities across Georgia.”
The service is available to locations in rural parts of the following 70 Georgia counties:
"We are keeping residents and businesses across Georgia connected."Venessa Harrison, President - AT&T Georgia
“Governor Kemp and the General Assembly are focused on connectivity needs in Georgia, and their efforts have positioned our state to welcome innovation and investment in high-speed digital infrastructure,” said Venessa Harrison, President of AT&T Georgia. “In that environment, we are keeping residents and businesses across Georgia connected. And, while we recognize that there is more work to be done, the continued deployment of this innovative wireless broadband service and the ongoing enhancement of our statewide network reflects our commitment to this State.”
1 Fixed Wireless Internet is a high-speed Internet access service providing download speed of at least 10Mbps/1Mbps upload speed. Limited availability. Available in select areas in the U.S. only. Internet speed claims: Service performance may be affected by the customer’s proximity to a cell site, the capacity of the cell site, the number of other users connected to the same cell site, the surrounding terrain, radio frequency interference, applicable network management practices, and the applications used. Visit https://www.att.com/internet/fixed-wireless/ for more details.