AT&T Expands Access to High-Speed Internet in East Texas and other Rural and Unserved Areas of Texas
AT&T is Now Offering Fixed Wireless Internet Service to Rural Portions of 18 States, Including Parts of 101 Counties Across Texas
Sept. 20, 2018 – AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet¹ for rural and unserved locations needing home internet is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of East Texas, including parts of Camp, Cass, Gregg, Harrison, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, and Wood counties.
This rollout, now in 101 counties, began last year and is part of a 2015 FCC Connect America Fund commitment. We now offer Fixed Wireless Internet in over 32,000 locations in Texas. By 2020, we plan to reach more than 98,000 locations throughout the state and 1.1 million locations in 18 states across the nation.
Our Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers a home 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 customers’ homes or businesses. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in unserved rural areas.
In addition to Texas, AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet is available to residents and businesses in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
To learn more about Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, go to att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.
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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