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AT&T launches fixed wireless internet in additional MS counties

Internet is now available in additional rural and underserved locations in select areas of 46 counties in Mississippi.

Posted: Oct 27, 2017 8:10 AM
Updated: Oct 27, 2017 8:10 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Internet is now available in additional rural and underserved locations in select areas of 46 counties in Mississippi.

In July, 2017, AT&T announced an initial launch of Fixed Wireless

Internet in parts of 15 Mississippi counties. The service has expanded to now being available in select areas of 46 counties across the state.

AT&T's Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers a home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps. Now customers can download, surf and stream their favorite movies or television shows.

The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on customers' homes or businesses. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality internet to customers in rural and underserved areas.

Parts of the following 46 counties in Mississippi are now eligible for Fixed Wireless Internet service from AT&T:  Adams, Amite, Attala, Benton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Copiah, Covington, DeSoto, Franklin, George, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Jones, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lincoln, Marion, Marshall, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Tate, Walthall, Warren, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha and Yazoo.

AT&T has extended Fixed Wireless Internet as part of its FCC Connect America Fund commitment to help rural and underserved areas. AT&T plans to reach nearly 133,000 locations with this technology across Mississippi by 2020. As a part of this rollout, AT&T plans to reach over 400,000 locations nationwide by the end of 2017, and over 1.1 million locations nationwide by 2020.

"Fixed Wireless Internet service is innovative technology that is helping close the connectivity gap in many rural areas across our state," said Mayo Flynt, state president of AT&T Mississippi. "With more than 2,800 men and women working for AT&T who call Mississippi home, we are committed to meeting the demands for more broadband connectivity for residents and businesses in rural areas. That's why we're pleased to announce this service expansion to parts of 46 counties in Mississippi."

In order to determine if Mississippi residents can order the service, they can call toll-free 1-877-990-0041. AT&T will continue making community-specific announcements in Mississippi in the upcoming weeks and months ahead.

 

 

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 95310

Reported Deaths: 2874
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds7063159
DeSoto552159
Harrison382973
Jackson345670
Madison326586
Rankin325677
Lee268368
Jones246879
Forrest245571
Washington221972
Lafayette215439
Lauderdale2044125
Bolivar182366
Oktibbeha177350
Lamar167534
Neshoba1559104
Lowndes152658
Panola146328
Sunflower144546
Warren140250
Leflore139581
Pontotoc125916
Pike123050
Monroe122168
Scott117327
Copiah117133
Coahoma115028
Holmes109558
Marshall109217
Lincoln108353
Grenada107736
Yazoo105530
Simpson102544
Union99324
Tate97637
Leake95338
Adams93037
Wayne89421
Pearl River87353
Marion85735
Prentiss84417
Covington81922
Itawamba79421
Alcorn79111
Newton76723
George76513
Tallahatchie76321
Winston73719
Tishomingo67238
Chickasaw67024
Tippah66517
Attala65425
Walthall59825
Clay58918
Clarke58145
Hancock57721
Jasper56815
Noxubee54816
Smith53114
Calhoun51312
Tunica48313
Claiborne46216
Montgomery45920
Lawrence43112
Yalobusha42814
Perry41918
Humphreys37615
Quitman3725
Stone37012
Greene36617
Jefferson Davis33911
Webster33613
Amite32510
Carroll31512
Wilkinson30318
Kemper28815
Sharkey26513
Jefferson2449
Benton2252
Franklin1923
Choctaw1816
Issaquena1043
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 133433

Reported Deaths: 2349
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson19441349
Mobile13271291
Montgomery8778179
Madison775480
Tuscaloosa7496119
Shelby584951
Lee582961
Baldwin516550
Marshall390944
Calhoun346641
Etowah342047
Morgan325428
Houston278123
Elmore263247
DeKalb239120
Walker228483
St. Clair227837
Talladega212728
Limestone206120
Cullman188519
Dallas177426
Franklin175529
Russell17442
Autauga173825
Lauderdale168233
Colbert163626
Blount159415
Escambia158425
Jackson154611
Chilton153531
Dale135444
Covington134427
Coffee13078
Pike11879
Chambers115142
Tallapoosa114685
Clarke107717
Marion95729
Butler91339
Barbour8577
Winston73712
Marengo70820
Lowndes65327
Pickens65114
Bibb64210
Randolph63713
Hale62828
Lawrence60922
Geneva5995
Bullock59814
Cherokee59115
Monroe5818
Clay5707
Washington55613
Perry5407
Conecuh53111
Crenshaw53132
Wilcox53111
Henry4865
Macon48020
Fayette4438
Sumter43419
Lamar3632
Choctaw34612
Cleburne3396
Greene30315
Coosa1673
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