AT&T Rural Broadband Expansion Continues Through CAF Funded Fixed Wireless Service

AT&T rural broadband expansion via CAF funded fixed wireless service now reaches 160K locations across 18 states. Nine states were recently added, AT&T announced today. The expansion nearly doubles the reach since AT&T’s last update on the service in June of this year. AT&T’s fixed wireless service provides a 10 Mbps up and 1 Mbps down service using licensed WCS (Band 30) 2.3 GHz spectrum. The fixed wireless service has broadband usage caps of 160 GB per month, with additional 50 GB increments of data charged at $10 per month. The service is priced at $60 per month when bundled. The additional 9 states include: Arkansas California Illinois Indiana Kansas Michigan Ohio Texas Wisconsin They join Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, where this AT&T rural broadband service is already available in certain markets. AT&T has plans to reach 400,000 locations by the end of this year, and over 1.1 million locations by 2020. This AT&T rural broadband expansion is partially funded by the Connect America Fund (CAF), the FCC’s program to expand rural broadband access. “Closing the connectivity gap is a top priority for us,” said Cheryl Choy, vice president, wired voice and … Continue reading AT&T Rural Broadband Expansion Continues Through CAF Funded Fixed Wireless Service