Continuing its rollout of broadband internet service to rural and underserved regions, part of the FCC’s Connect America Fund, AT&T has added service to regions in nine new states: Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.
The service, which began earlier this year, is now available at some 160,000 locations in 18 states, with a plan to cover more than 400,000 locations by the end of 2017 and over 1.1 million by 2020. The additional states where the service is available in some regions are Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana.
Consumers can check availability of the service at AT&T’s fixed wireless internet website.
Broadband internet access is provided with an LTE connection from a nearby cell tower to an antenna and indoor gateway at the home or business. Per FCC requirements, download data rates must be at least 10 Mbps, with upload rates at least 1 Mbps. AT&T’s basic plan includes 160 GB data per month, with additional data charged at $10 per 50 GB, with a maximum of $200 per month.