AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet in East Texas and other Rural and Unserved Areas of Texas
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 – AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet for rural and unserved locations needing home internet is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of East Texas, including parts of Angelina, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Shelby, San Augustine, Sabine, San Jacinto, and Tyler counties.
This rollout, now in 101 counties, began last year and is part of a 2015 FCC Connect America Fund commitment. We now offer Fixed Wireless Internet to over 32,000 locations in Texas. By 2020, we plan to reach more than 98,000 locations throughout the state and 1.1 million locations in 18 states across the nation.
"It’s an exciting day to see yet another effort being made to connect rural communities in East Texas,” said State Senator Robert Nichols. “More and more, businesses and residents in rural Texas demand high-speed connectivity, and it is great to see this newly available service helping to meet those demands.”
Our Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers a home 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 customers’ homes or businesses. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in unserved rural areas.
“The more than 35,000 men and women who work for AT&T and call Texas home, are proud to do their part in providing the connectivity that Texas’s residents and businesses demand,” said Deborah Keel, Director of External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T Texas. “Through this innovative service, we are working to close the connectivity gap in Texas.”
In addition to Texas, AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet is available to residents and businesses in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
To learn more about Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, go to att.com/internet/fixed-