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article imageAT&T brings Internet to rural and underserved areas

By Tim Sandle     Nov 29, 2017 in Technology
Atlanta - As part of its expansion, and mission to deliver communications, AT&T has delivered its Fixed Wireless Internet to rural and underserved locations in parts of 44 counties in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Despite the U.S. being among the most technologically advanced nations in the world (not to mention the richest) many areas remain poorly served by communications technology. The state of Georgia is one such example, and the new developments not only help residents they also help to steer businesses on their digital transformation journeys.
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In May 2017, the telecoms company AT&T launched a service called 'Fixed Wireless Internet'. The aim of this service is to deliver Internet connections, with download speeds of at least 10Mbps, to homes and small businesses that are otherwise poorly served. This is central to the Federal Communications Commission Connect America Fund, which AT & T supports. To enable Fixed Wireless Internet the connection is delivered from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna located on customers' homes or business premises.
Trials have shown this approach is an effective means to to deliver high-quality Internet to customers who reside in rural and underserved areas. Commenting on the basis for the initiative and partnership between the state and AT & T, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said: "In today's economy, access to high-speed internet is an integral part of both our infrastructure foundation and our job growth."
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The politician added: "Ensuring our current and future workforce are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed has been a top priority of mine since taking office. To that end, I've invested more than $100 million towards ensuring students across the state have access to high speed Internet."
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