AT&T is Now Offering Fixed Wireless Internet Service to Rural Portions of 18 States, Including Parts of 39 Counties Across Alabama
Left to right: Angela Wilkins, Winston County Commissioner; Dallas Baldwin, Winston County Commissioner; Chris Tyree, Mayor of Arley; Dave Hargrove; State Representative Tim Wadsworth; Paul Housel, Congressman Robert Aderholt’s Office; and, James Manasco, Congressman Robert Aderholt’s office.
Arley, Ala., Oct. 23, 2018 – AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Winston County, including parts of Addison, Arley, Crane Hill and Logan.
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. I applaud AT&T’s continued investment and am pleased Fixed Wireless Internet is now available in parts of 39 Alabama counties, including Winston,” said U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt. “With the use of multiple technologies across Alabama, we will close the access gaps that exist in some of our rural 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 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.
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 Dave Hargrove, 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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