AT&T has expanded its fixed wireless Internet infrastructure in four states. AT&T fixed wireless is now available in 33 counties serving more than 37,000 locations in Alabama, 40 counties serving more than 26,000 locations in Arkansas, 46 counties serving more than 27,000 locations in Georgia and 51 counties serving more than 37,000 locations in Tennessee.
AT&T also extended its fiber network to more than 150,000 locations in Alabama, 725,000 locations in Georgia and 330,000 locations in Tennessee. AT&T reports 1 gigabit service via fiber is available to over 7 million locations across 67 metros now. AT&T’s goal is to expand that reach to at least 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.
AT&T Fixed Wireless Expanded
The moves are part of the carrier’s effort to extend services to rural areas under the FCC’s Connect America Fund. Last year, the carrier began offering high-speed Internet to more than 440,000 locations across 18 states. The company intends to expand that program to more 1.1 million locations by the end of 2020. Many of these locations will be getting high-speed Internet for the first time, according to the company.
AT&T issued separate press releases for each of the four states involved in today’s news. In the release for Alabama notes that the carrier first deployed fixed wireless service in that state in June 2017. The service offers 10/1 Mbps.
AT&T uses its existing 4G LTE tower footprint to provide the fixed wireless service, which utilizes licensed WCS (Band 30) 2.3 GHz spectrum, and offers a 10/1 Mbps tier.
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