LANSING – AT&T, through its participation in the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund – has extended high-speed Internet service to more than 69,000 homes and businesses in rural parts of 61 Michigan counties.
“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.
“AT&T’s continued investment in Michigan, and efforts to increase internet access in rural communities is making a big difference,” said State Representative Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, chair of the House Communications and Technology Committee. “These investments are always critical to the success of our communities, but are especially important right now with the shifting needs of residents and businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Fixed-Wireless Internet delivers an internet connection with typical download speeds of 25Mbps.** 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 61 Michigan counties:
- Grand Traverse
- St. Clair
To learn more and to see if Fixed Wireless Internet is available to your home or business, click here.