Bonita, LA, November 15, 2018 – AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Morehouse Parish. AT&T announced this service today at a news conference held in Bonita at the location of a tower equipped with the new technology.
This rollout, now in 18 states, began in 2017. The company now offers Fixed Wireless Internet to over 440,000 locations across 18 states with plans to provide access to over 1.1 million locations by the end of 2020.
State Senator Francis Thompson stated, “From agriculture and health care to small business and public safety, having more reliable and accessible high-speed internet is a key to the success of any community. I appreciate AT&T’s continued commitment to bringing more access to broadband services to rural areas like Morehouse Parish and other parts of Northeast Louisiana.”
State Representative Charles R. “Bubba” Chaney said, “Now more than ever, people and businesses need to be connected to stay in touch with family and friends, and handle the day-to-day transactions of commerce. That’s why this new Fixed Wireless Internet technology being made available by AT&T in rural areas is so important.”
“AT&T is proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide the connectivity Louisiana’s residents and businesses demand,” said AT&T Louisiana Regional Director of External and Legislative Affairs Robert Vinet. “Through this new AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet service, we are helping close the remaining connectivity gap in our state.”
Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers an 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 a customer’s home or business. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in underserved rural areas.
The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics. AT&T has more than 1.97 million strand miles of AT&T fiber optics covering Louisiana, which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Louisiana businesses and residents need.
In addition to Louisiana, the service is available to residents and businesses in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas 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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