LANSING–AT&T Inc. announced that it had extended high-speed internet service to more than 69,000 homes and businesses in 61 Michigan counties though its participation in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect America Fund (CAF II).
“AT&T is proud to keep people and businesses connected during this unprecedented time,” said David Lewis, president of AT&T Michigan. “While we are able to recognize that there is more work to be done, we are dedicated to improving services and internet access for our customers in all communities across Michigan.”
In the first four months of 2020, AT&T has continued to expand access to new Fixed-Wireless Internet (FWI) services at 10 additional cellular tower sites. This effort makes high-speed Internet available to even more rural customers across the state, as AT&T works to meet its goal of delivering access to more than 17,000 additional locations by the end of this year.
Fixed wireless internet delivers an internet connection with typical download speeds of 25 megabits per second. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on a customer’s home or business, creating an efficient way to deliver last-mile high-speed internet to customers living in underserved rural areas.
AT&T’s fixed wireless internet is available in rural parts of the following Michigan counties: Allegan, Antrim, Arenac, Barry, Bay, Benzie, Calhoun, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Clinton, Delta, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmet, Gladwin, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Hillsdale, Houghton, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Iosco, Iron, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Keweenaw, Lake, Lapeer, Leelanau, Livingston, Luce, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee, Marquette, Mason, Mecosta, Menominee, Midland, Missaukee, Monroe, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Ogemaw, Osceola, Ottawa, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, Washtenaw, and Wexford.
To learn more and to see if Fixed Wireless Internet is available to your home or business, visit https://www.att.com/internet/fixed-wireless/
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Our new subdivision and surrounding neighbors would really love to get at&t internet. We live in a rural area in Allegan MI. Please help our kids are forced to have remote schooling but we don’t get internet. Please help us may God bless you and your families. Thank you