In 2017 AT&T Connected 440,000 in Rural Areas to Broadband With More on The Way





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Online movie stream with mobile device. Man watching film on tablet with imaginary video player service.Yesterday AT&T announced that their efforts to bring broadband Internet to rural America connected more than 440,000 homes and small businesses across 18 states in hard-to-reach areas in 2017.

“We’re thrilled to connect more families, businesses and communities through our leadership in bringing Fixed Wireless Internet to more places than any other company,” said Cheryl Choy, vice president, product marketing, AT&T. “This is just one way we’re laying the foundation for the future of fixed wireless home internet, an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers.”

AT&T went on to say they plan to use fixed wireless Internet services to connect an additional 1.1 million locations by the end of 2020. AT&T says many of these customers are getting access to high-speed Internet for the first time.

Right now this fixed wireless Internet service from AT&T is available to residents and businesses in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

While Internet speeds of 10 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up may not seem great to many, for others this is the first time they have had options other than dialup or limited satellite Internet. 10 Mbps down is also enough to stream. (When I cut the cord we only had 10 Mbps down DSL.)

If you want to learn more about fixed wireless Internet you can visit AT&T’s website HERE.

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