AT&T Expands Access to High Speed Internet to Rural and Underserved Areas of West Central Indiana

Sen. Boots, Rep. Morrison highlight availability of ‘Fixed Wireless Internet’ service in area

AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet1 for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of 7 counties in West Central Indiana.

This rollout, which is part of AT&T’s participation in the Connect America Fund, began in 2015. Today, Fixed Wireless Internet (FWI), is available to 10,000 locations in Benton, Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Putnam, Warren and Vermillion counties. Statewide, service is available to over 36,000 Hoosier homes and businesses in 40+ counties.

“Internet access has become increasingly important,” said State Sen. Phil Boots. “Almost every business needs it to operate. Our students get online to complete homework. We pay our bills and order goods and services of all kinds through the internet. I’m pleased to see Fixed Wireless Internet is now offered in our community and have no doubt it will prove to be a valuable resource.”

“This is great news for our area,” said State Rep. Alan Morrison. “In today’s world, high-speed connectivity is important, and I’m excited to see the private sector continuing to bring innovative solutions to our rural Indiana communities.”

AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet delivers an internet connection with a minimum download speed of 10 Mbps and a minimum upload speed of 1 Mbps. Nationwide, AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet customers typically experience download speeds of 25Mbps.1 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 nearly 1.3 million strand miles of AT&T fiber optics covering Indiana, which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Indiana businesses and residents need. 

“AT&T is committed to bringing high-speed internet to as many Hoosiers as possible,” said AT&T Indiana President Bill Soards. “Wireless technologies have increasingly become a leading method to connect consumers and small businesses and Fixed Wireless Internet is changing the game in many Indiana communities.”

Overall, AT&T now offers a CAF high-speed internet service to more than 890,000 locations across 18 states with plans to provide access to over 1.1 million locations by the end of this year. In addition to Indiana, the service is available to residents and businesses in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. 

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

1 Fixed Wireless Internet is a high-speed Internet access service providing download speed of at least 10Mbps/1Mbps upload speed. Limited availability. Available in select areas in the U.S. only. Internet speed claims: Service performance may be affected by the customer’s proximity to a cell site, the capacity of the cell site, the number of other users connected to the same cell site, the surrounding terrain, radio frequency interference, applicable network management practices, and the applications used. 

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