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AT&T on Monday announced its first deployment of fixed wireless technology to spread internet access to rural and underserved areas in Georgia.

AT&T’s service – dubbed AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet – offers customer speeds of at least 10 Mbps and 160 GB of internet usage per month via a professionally installed outdoor antenna. Additional data can be purchased in 50 GB increments for $10 each, up to a maximum of $200. WiFi is included in the service, as well as wired Ethernet connections for up to four devices.

“Access to the internet is an important tool for advancing opportunities in communities. It creates economic growth, helps increase community engagement, and makes education accessible,” AT&T’s SVP of Wireless and Wired Product Marketing Eric Boyer comments. “We’re committed to utilizing available technologies to connect hard-to-reach locations.”

The Georgia rollout marks the completion of AT&T’s first wave of fixed wireless internet deployments. The carrier says it is working to bring fixed wireless access to 17 more states this year. Those states include Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

AT&T says the rollout is part of its FCC Connect America Fund commitment to serve more than 400,000 locations by the end of this year. The carrier has also pledged to expand that figure to more than 1.1 million locations by 2020. AT&T indicated more than 67,000 locations will be served by fixed wireless in Georgia by 2020.

AT&T’s announcement comes a few months after the FCC in February set key rules for a competitive Connect America Phase II reverse auction that it says will provide nearly $2 billion for rural deployment over the next decade. More on that can be found here.

The carrier has separately been working to expand its wired 1 Gbps connections, most recently announcing launches in the East Bay region of San Francisco. AT&T brought Gig service to Georgia in September, added connections in Indiana back in February. Previous Gig rollouts were announced in Tennessee, Cleveland, Sacramento, Atlanta, Austin, and Orlando, among other regions.

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