AT&T expands fixed wireless internet service for Upstate residents, businesses

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AT&T has expanded its fixed wireless internet service to residents and small businesses throughout rural and underserved locations in six Upstate counties, including Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, and Union.

“Access to fast and reliable internet is a life-changer in today’s interconnected world,” said Pamela Lackey, president of AT&T South Carolina, in a news release. “We continue working to close the connectivity divide in South Carolina.”

The company invested more than $800 million in its wired and wireless networks across the state between 2014 and 2016. AT&T launched its fixed wireless internet service in June as part of its “Connect America Fund” commitment in which the provider plans to provide access to 30,000 locations by 2020 in South Carolina.

The service delivers a home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10 megabytes per second and upload speeds of at least 1 megabyte per second. Customers can download, surf and stream movies or television shows. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on customers’ homes or businesses, according to AT&T.

“AT&T is a fantastic corporate partner to South Carolina, and its commitment to providing equal access to high-speed internet for people in every part of the state will continue to benefit South Carolinians,” said Gov. Henry McMaster, in a news release. “Investment in rural areas is especially important to making sure every person in the state is given the opportunity to benefit from the economic development success we will continue to see for generations to come.”

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