JACKSON, Miss., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 is now available for rural and underserved locations in select areas of Mississippi.
Residents in parts of 15 counties are included in the initial rural and underserved locations in Mississippi to which AT&T has extended Fixed Wireless Internet as part of its FCC Connect America Fund commitment. As a part of this commitment, we plan to reach over 400,000 locations nationwide by the end of 2017, and over 1.1 million locations nationwide by 2020.
Counties in Mississippi included in today's announcement are Amite, Attala, Choctaw, Clarke, DeSoto, Jefferson, Kemper, Lawrence, Neshoba, Marion, Panola, Tallahatchie, Walthall, Wilkinson and Winston.
AT&T plans to reach nearly 133,000 locations with this technology across Mississippi by 2020.
AT&T will be making community-specific announcements in Mississippi in the upcoming weeks and months ahead.
"The future growth of Mississippi's economy relies on innovation and investment," U.S. Senator Roger Wicker said. "This Fixed Wireless Internet service from AT&T is a great example of the innovative thinking necessary to help close the remaining connectivity gap in rural areas across the state."
"The more than 2,800 men and women who work for AT&T and call Mississippi home, are proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide more broadband connectivity to Mississippi's rural residents and businesses," said Mayo Flynt, state president of AT&T Mississippi. "Through this innovative service, we are working to close the connectivity gap in rural Mississippi."
AT&T's Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers a home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on customers' homes or businesses. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality internet to customers in rural and underserved areas.
The 9 states where we have launched service include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana. Additional states where we plan to launch this year are Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.
We'll provide updates about additional availability in parts of Mississippi, and other states, as we expand Fixed Wireless Internet to more locations.
For more information on Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, visit att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.
1Includes 160GB monthly data allowance. 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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