AT&T Expands Internet Access In Rural Georgia

You may recall last year’s announcement by AT&T of rolling out fixed wireless in rural parts of Georgia. In less than a year, AT&T has deployed the service in 46 counties with the ability of serving 27,000 locations, according to AT&T. The wireless service guarantees at least 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload speeds.

Those speeds don’t sound blazing fast, but it is a step in the right direction for getting rural Georgians broadband access. There will more than likely be room for growth as the technology matures since the towers used in the service are connected by AT&T’s fiber optic network.

It’s not just rural Georgia that AT&T is focusing on. They continue to expand their fiber optic network across Georgia.

Communities in Georgia are part of 67 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to reach at least 82 metros with our fastest internet service.

Today, we market a 1 gigabit connection on our 100% fiber network to over 7 million locations across 67 metros. We plan to reach at least 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.

Rural broadband has been a focus of policy for legislators. The continued investment being made by AT&T is beneficial to Georgians. It’s good to see solutions being deployed to connect those who are remote.

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Hopefully they come to Dade. Unfortunatly with our mountains it would probably be difficult to deploy if it is like the kite pilot service here. The antennas have to have direct line of site with another tower.


Wonder if AT & T will be allowed to come into counties served by Windstream. Windstream’s internet speeds are agonizingly slow and when you call, they blame you for the number of devices trying to share the service. It’s funny that when I visit friends in other cities that have a different ISP those households have much faster speeds with just as many connected devices. Hope AT&T will be allowed to move into those counties.