High-speed Internet closing in on rural Haywood County
For homes in rural Haywood County, areas that most Internet providers say is too far away for high-speed Internet, AT&T has started to roll out Fixed Wireless Internet availability for rural and underserved locations. This is part of AT&T’s FCC Connect America Fund commitment to serve over 400,000 locations by the end of 2017.
On Friday, August 18, AT&T and local leaders gathered around a new tower in Stanton, Tenn., for the official ribbon cutting of the service.
“This newly available service is a great step ahead in our efforts to bring high speed connectivity to rural residents in Haywood County,” said State Representative Craig Fitzhugh. “Work remains to be done, but I am encouraged by our efforts to bring broadband service to rural Tennessee and help connect our families and businesses to the internet.”
AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers a home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10 megabits via an outdoor antenna and indoor Wi-Fi Gateway router. According to AT&T, this is an efficient way to deliver high-quality Internet to those customers in rural and underserved areas. For more information on Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, visit att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.
Stanton Mayor Allan Sterbinsky also commented that, thanks to the program, Access from AT&T, residents receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) may qualify for the 10-megabit speed for only $10. For more information, visit att.com/access.
Pictured L-R: Chuck Thomas, Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T TN, Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith, Brownsville Haywood County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Steve Hilton, State Representative Craig Fitzhugh, Stanton Mayor Allan Sterbinsky, Ed Jackson III, Regional Director for Congressman David Kustoff, Angela Lee, AT&T Account Manager, and Matt Matthews, AT&T Network Manager.