AT&T completes rural wireless Internet project in Georgia

AT&T and T-Mobile 4G warTelecom operator AT&T, as part of its FCC commitments, has completed fixed wireless Internet project for rural locations in Georgia.

The investment in broadband project is part of AT&T’s FCC Connect America Fund commitment to serve over 400,000 locations by the end of 2017 and over 1.1 million locations by 2020. AT&T did not reveal the specific investment in Georgia.

AT&T said it plans to reach over 67,000 locations with this technology across Georgia by 2020.

AT&T will be expanding the fixed wireless broadband project to 17 more states such as Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi,
North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

AT&T said its fixed wireless Internet delivers a home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps. The connection from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on customers’ homes or businesses is a cost-effective way to deliver high-speed internet to customers living in rural and underserved areas.

“Access to the internet creates economic growth, helps increase community engagement and makes education accessible,” said Eric Boyer, senior vice president, Wireless and Wired Product Marketing at AT&T.