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AT&T offers fixed wireless service to eight more states

The carrier's internet service provides wireless connectivity to rural areas that don't have cable or DSL infrastructure.

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People living in rural and underserved parts of eight Southern states can finally get access to high-speed internet service from AT&T, the carrier announced Monday

AT&T's Fixed Wireless internet, which provides download speeds of up to 10Mbps and 160GB of data a month, delivers home internet connection via a wireless tower to a fixed outdoor antenna installed at the customer's home or business. The service can handle multiple devices over Wi-Fi and up to four devices hardwired to the Ethernet, AT&T said. 

The service, which launched in Georgia last April, is now available in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana. AT&T said it expects to deliver the service in 18 states overall this year. 

Pricing as follows: 

  • Internet-only: With a one-year contract, the service costs $60 a month. Without a contract, or after the contract period, the price will be $70 per month.
  • Bundled: When bundled with either DirecTV or AT&T wireless, a one-year contract will cost $50 a month as long as the customer has the other service. Without a contract, Fixed Wireless Internet can be bundled with either DirecTV or AT&T wireless for $60 a month.
  • Customers pay a $99 installation fee when purchased either standalone or with a wireless plan. It's waived if purchased with DirecTV. There's no separate equipment fee.