AT&T Expands High-Speed Broadband in Communities across Georgia
Posted by AT&T Georgia Team
AT&T is Now Offering Fixed Wireless Internet Service to Rural Portions of 18 States, Including Parts of 53 Counties Across Georgia
AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Tift County, including parts of Ty Ty.
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 Georgians,” said Representative Mack Jackson. “I applaud AT&T’s continued investment and am pleased Fixed Wireless Internet is now available in parts of 53 Georgia counties, including Tift.”
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
“I applaud AT&T’s continued investment and am pleased Fixed Wireless Internet is now available in parts of 53 Georgia counties, including Glascock.” —Representative Mack Jackson
The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics. AT&T has nearly 4.7 million strand miles of fiber optics covering Georgia, which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Georgia businesses and residents need.
Parts of the following 53 counties in Georgia are now eligible for AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet service: Appling, Baker, Bleckley, Burke, Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Columbia, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Echols, Elbert, Emanuel, Evans, Franklin, Fulton, Glascock, Grady, Greene, Hancock, Haralson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Lowndes, McDuffie, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Morgan, Oconee, Pierce, Pike, Putnam, Sumter, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Twiggs, Ware, Warren, Washington, Wayne and Worth.
“The thousands of dedicated men and women who work for AT&T and call Georgia home, are proud to work with our state’s leadership to provide the connectivity Georgia’s residents and businesses demand,” said Stan Shepherd, AT&T Georgia Regional Director of External Affairs. “Through this innovative service, we are helping close the remaining gap in our state.”
In addition to Georgia, AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet is available to residents and businesses in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
AT&T invested nearly $5.3 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Georgia 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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