AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet in Jefferson County and other Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee

AT&T is Now Offering Fixed Wireless Internet Service to Rural Portions of 18 States, Including Parts of 51 Counties Across Tennessee

Left - Alan L. Hill, Regional Director, AT&T External & Legislative Affairs,  Center - Andrew Farmer, TN State Representative District 17, Right - Mark Potts, Jefferson County, TN MayorPhoto by Jeff Depew

Left – Alan L. Hill, Regional Director, AT&T External & Legislative Affairs, Center – Andrew Farmer, TN State Representative District 17, Right – Mark Potts, Jefferson County, TN Mayor
Photo by Jeff Depew

Dandridge, Tn., September, 26, 2018 – AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Jefferson County, including Dandridge, New Market & White Pine.

This rollout, now in 18 states, began in 2017. The company now offers Fixed Wireless Internet to over 440,000 locations across 18 states with plans to provide access to over 1.1 million locations by the end of 2020.

“My colleagues and I in the legislature have worked hard to create an environment that encourages the deployment of high-speed connectivity, particularly in rural Tennessee, so I am pleased to see this innovative service coming to Jefferson County,” said Senator Frank Niceley.

“I’ve been very vocal on my feelings that broadband is essential to jobs in our area,” said State Representative Jeremy Faison. “My colleagues in the legislature and here in District 11, have worked hard to create an environment that encourages the deployment of high-speed connectivity, particularly in rural Tennessee and with this announcement more Tennesseans will have access to the tools they need to succeed in today’s increasingly digital economy.”

“From furthering education to expanding a customer base, high speed internet is vital infrastructure for our Tennessee families and businesses,” said State Rep. Andrew Farmer. “The need for broadband expansion is a topic I frequently hear about from my constituents, so I am happy to see AT&T responding to customer demand.”

Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers an 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 a customer’s home or business. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in underserved rural areas.

The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics.  AT&T has more than 2.7 million strand miles of AT&T fiber optics covering Tennessee, which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Tennessee businesses and residents need.

“This is a good day for rural Tennessee as this innovative new service brings high-speed connectivity to more rural families and small businesses,” said Mark Potts, Jefferson County Mayor. “We have work that remains to be done, and I will work with our state and federal elected officials and private industry to continue bringing access to high-speed Internet to Jefferson County.”

“AT&T is proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide the connectivity Tennessee’s residents and businesses demand,” said AT&T Tennessee Regional Director of External and Legislative Affairs Alan Hill. “Through this new AT&T service, we are helping close the remaining connectivity gap in our state.”

In addition to Tennessee, the service 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, Texas and Wisconsin.

To learn more about Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, go to att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.

1Includes 170GB data allowance per month. Req’s installation of AT&T outdoor antenna & indoor Residential Gateway. $10/50GB of additional data up to a max of $200/mo.

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