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AT&T Launches Fixed Wireless Internet in Georgia to Enhance Connectivity in Rural and Underserved Areas

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ATLANTA, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 is now available in rural and underserved locations in parts of 44 counties in Georgia.

In May 2017, AT&T launched Fixed Wireless Internet, an innovative service that delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps to homes and small businesses. With Fixed Wireless Internet, customers can download, surf and stream their favorite movies or television shows. 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.

“In today’s economy, access to high-speed internet is an integral part of both our infrastructure foundation and our job growth,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “Ensuring our current and future workforce are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed has been a top priority of mine since taking office. To that end, I’ve invested more than $100 million towards ensuring students across the state have access to high speed internet.” 

“These efforts are further enhanced through strong private sector partnerships, and I’m grateful for this latest AT&T initiative,” Deal continued. “AT&T’s innovation and investment will help keep Georgia at the forefront of the technology sector, a critical component for us to continue to be the best state in the nation in which to do business.”

Parts of the following 44 counties in Georgia are now eligible for Fixed Wireless Internet service from AT&T: Appling, Baker, Bleckley, Burke, Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Echols, Elbert, Emanuel, Evans, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Haralson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Lowndes, McDuffie, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Morgan, Pierce, Pike, Sumter, Thomas, Toombs, Ware, Warren, Washington, Wayne and Worth.

“The Georgia House of Representatives created the Rural Development Council to address rural issues such as broadband access,” stated David Ralston, Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. “I’m pleased AT&T continues to invest with a commitment to helping close the access gap in rural Georgia and has already launched Fixed Wireless Internet in over 40 Georgia counties.”

AT&T has extended Fixed Wireless Internet as part of its FCC Connect America Fund commitment to help rural and underserved areas. As a part of this rollout, AT&T plans to reach over 400,000 locations nationwide by the end of 2017, and over 1.1 million locations nationwide by 2020.

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