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AT&T Fixed Wireless Expands to 8 New States; Up to 10Mbps, 160GB Usage Cap

Phillip Dampier June 26, 2017 AT&T, Consumer News, Public Policy & Gov't, Rural Broadband, Wireless Broadband 1 Comment

AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet, intended for rural areas, is now available in eight new states in the southern U.S., joining Georgia:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Louisiana

More than 70,000 locations can now subscribe to the fixed wireless service at prices ranging from $50-70 a month. AT&T said it was on track to expand the service to over 400,000 locations by the end of 2017 and over 1.1 million locations by 2020. Later this year, the service will be introduced in rural areas of Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.

“We’re committed to connect hard-to-reach locations to the internet. This changes lives and creates economic growth for these areas,” said Cheryl Choy, vice president of wired voice and internet products at AT&T. “We’re excited to bring this service to even more underserved locations.”

An exact list of communities served isn’t available, but AT&T allows potential customers to enter their zip code on its website to determine availability.

AT&T introduced the fixed wireless service in parts of rural Georgia earlier this spring. The plan offers up to 10Mbps of speed with a 160GB monthly data cap. If a customer exceeds that amount, their account is charged $10 for each additional 50GB increment, up to a maximum overlimit fee of $200 a month.

Customers with a DirecTV and AT&T mobile phone subscription can get AT&T’s Fixed Wireless service for $50 a month. Those who don’t have a satellite package but are willing to sign a one-year contract will pay $60 a month. If you want to skip the contract, the price rises to $70 a month. An installation fee of $99 also applies, unless a customer also signs up for DirecTV.

Currently there is 1 comment on this Article:

  1. Joe V says:

    I almost pity those that think that this “5G” will good enough once cord cutting internet streaming TV becomes the norm. AT&T’s Direct TV Now choked many times. Just imagine that trying to work on wireless. I can imagine how much anger the customers are going to be once they see their fixed wireless bill LOL.

    However I give Stephenson a lot of credit for being the most cunning snake oil salesman the telecom industry has ever seen. His golden parachute is all set. This is another HP / EDS/ Compaq all over again. It makes no difference the industry.

    When AT&T implodes under the massive debt good ole Randall will be long gone leaving another to take the fall for his reckless greed.

    The wall street investors don’t realize this is a bad deal all around.







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