AT&T announces 'Fixed Wireless Internet' for rural Alabama areas

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Telecommunications giant AT&T is looking to provide services for areas the company considers "underserved."

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017 4:03 PM
Updated: Nov. 16, 2017 4:03 PM

AT&T is looking to expand Internet services for rural areas of Alabama which may lack adequate access.

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AT&T is now offering its Fixed Wireless Internet Service for parts of 27 Alabama counties, including multiple in the Tennessee Valley.

People living in portions of Cullman, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone and Morgan County will now be able to purchase this service, which allows for download speeds of at least 10Mbps to homes and small businesses. AT&T says customers will receive access from a wireless tower to an antenna on the home of business.

This is part of a federal program which aims toward helping rural and underserved areas throughout the country. AT&T hopes to reach more than 26,000 locations by the end of this year and 66,000 locations by 2020.

AT&T says the monthly rate is $50 if bundled with another service or $60 standalone. The monthly data caps are 160GB with the ability to purchase more data if you go over your allotment.

Interested customers can call 1-877-990-0041 to see if they are eligible for the program.

You can also check your eligibility at this website.

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