I am pleased to report that last week AT&T launched its Fixed Wireless Internet in select areas of rural and underserved locations throughout 15 Mississippi counties.
Through this innovative Fixed Wireless Internet service, we are working to close the connectivity gap for many residents and businesses in rural Mississippi. We all know the needs of our customers are increasing for high-speed service, and Fixed Wireless Internet is a great way to help meet the demands of the present and the future.
The Fixed Wireless Internet rollout is part of our FCC Connect America Fund commitment, and we plan to reach nearly 133,000 locations with this technology across Mississippi by 2020.
Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers an 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. It’s an efficient way to deliver high-quality internet to customers in rural locations.
At our kickoff event last week in Marion county, near the Kokomo community, we were joined by local elected leaders and economic development officials who share our commitment to helping bring more access and faster internet service to rural parts of Mississippi. I was also very pleased to meet AT&T Wireless Technician, Frankie Benton who was at the tower site during our event.
We will be making additional community-specific announcements in Mississippi in the upcoming weeks and months ahead. Parts of counties in Mississippi included the Fixed Wireless Internet service announcement are Amite, Attala, Choctaw, Clarke, DeSoto, Jefferson, Kemper, Lawrence, Neshoba, Marion, Panola, Tallahatchie, Walthall, Wilkinson and Winston.
As always, I sincerely appreciate the more than 2,800 men and women who work for AT&T and call Mississippi home. I am honored to work with you as together, we strive to bring the best products and service to our customers.
I will continue providing updates about additional availability as our teams continue to deploy this infrastructure to communities across rural Mississippi. For more information on Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, visit att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.
President — AT&T Mississippi
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