US telecom operator AT&T has expanded its fixed wireless Internet in rural and underserved locations in select areas of Mississippi.
AT&T has extended its fixed wireless Internet, as part of its FCC Connect America Fund commitment, to parts of 15 counties including 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 said its fixed wireless Internet will reach over 400,000 locations nationwide in 2017, and over 1.1 million locations nationwide by 2020.
“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.
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.
AT&T’s Fixed Wireless Internet service is already available in 9 states Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana.
AT&T will expand fixed wireless Internet service to Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.