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November 14, 2018

AT&T Further Expands High-Speed Broadband in Communities across Alabama

Posted by AT&T Alabama Team
AT&T is Now Offering Fixed Wireless Internet Service to Rural Portions of 18 States, Including Parts of 39 Counties Across Alabama

Citronelle, Ala., Nov. 12, 2018 – AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Mobile County, including parts of Citronelle.

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.

“In today’s digital economy, access to reliable broadband service is critical. My colleagues and I are working hard to create an environment that supports private investment and enhanced broadband access for all Alabamians,” said Senator Jack Williams. “I applaud AT&T’s continued investment and am pleased Fixed Wireless Internet is now available in parts of 39 Alabama counties, including Mobile.”

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 areas1.

The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics.  AT&T has more than 2 million strand miles of fiber optics covering Alabama, which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Alabama businesses and residents need. 

“I applaud AT&T’s continued investment and am pleased Fixed Wireless Internet is now available in parts of 39 Alabama counties, including Mobile.” —Senator Jack Williams

“This is a great day in Mobile County,” said Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood. “In today’s world, high-speed connectivity is important, and I’m excited to see the private sector continuing to bring enhanced connectivity to our rural Alabama communities."

 “This rural part of Alabama is an incredible place to raise a family and run a business. We must have a 21st Century infrastructure to keep it that way, and access to high-speed internet is key,” said Citronelle Mayor Jason Stringer. “I applaud AT&T for their continued work to enhance high-speed connectivity for residents and businesses in rural Alabama. And, I look forward to further enhancements to high-speed internet availability in our community.”

Parts of the following 39 counties in Alabama are now eligible for AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet service: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Chilton, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, Dallas, Elmore, Escambia, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Russell, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington and Winston.

“The thousands of dedicated men and women who work for AT&T and call Alabama home, are proud to work with our state’s leadership to provide the connectivity Alabama’s residents and businesses demand,” said Glyn Agnew, AT&T Alabama Regional Director of Legislative and External Affairs. “Through this innovative service, we are helping close the remaining gap in our state.”

In addition to Alabama, AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet is available to residents and businesses in parts of Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, 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.

AT&T in Alabama

AT&T invested nearly $1.2 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Alabama between 2015 through 2017. This drives upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.

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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AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet in Lawrence County and other Rural and Underserved Areas of Alabama

AT&T is Now Offering Fixed Wireless Internet Service to Rural Portions of 18 States, Including More than 37,000 Locations in Parts of 32 Counties Across Alabama

COURTLAND, Ala., July 19, 2018 – AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Lawrence County, including Courtland, Mount Hope and Town Creek.

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 rural part of Alabama is an incredible place to raise a family and run a business,” said Alabama State Senator Larry Stutts. “We must have a 21st Century infrastructure to keep it that way, and access to high-speed Internet is key. I applaud AT&T for their continued work to enhance high-speed connectivity for residents and businesses in rural Alabama.”

“This is a great day in Lawrence County,” said Lawrence County Commission Chair Mose Jones, Jr. “In today’s world, high-speed connectivity is important, and I’m excited to see the private sector continuing to bring enhanced connectivity to our rural Alabama 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.

More than 37,000 customer locations in the following 32 Alabama Counties are now eligible for AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet: Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Chilton, Coosa, Cullman, Elmore, Escambia, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Morgan, Russell, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker and Winston.

The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics.  AT&T has nearly 1.7 million strand miles of AT&T fiber optics covering Alabama, which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Alabama businesses and residents need. 

“I am thankful for the leadership of our elected officials who work to ensure a pro-consumer business environment and am delighted the rural residents and business owners have access to this innovative technology in parts of Lawrence County,” said Heather Dyar, Lawrence County Administrator. 

“AT&T is proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide the connectivity Alabama’s residents and businesses demand,” said AT&T Alabama Regional Director of External and Legislative Affairs Dave Hargrove. “Through this new AT&T service, we are helping close the remaining connectivity gap in our state.” 

In addition to Alabama, the service is available to residents and businesses in parts of Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, 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.

Cautionary Language Regarding Forward Looking Statements:  Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T Inc's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

*About AT&T Communications

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the nation’s largest and most reliable network and the nation’s best network for video streaming.** We’re building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve over 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.

AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Learn more at att.com/CommunicationsNews.

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

© 2018 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

**Coverage not available everywhere. Based on overall coverage in U.S. licensed/roaming areas. Reliability based on voice and data performance from independent 3rd party data.

For more information, contact:           

Catherine Stengel
AT&T Corporate Communications
404.797.4108
Catherine.Stengel@att.com

 


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