AT&T is expanding its wireless broadband efforts across the Triangle, targeting rural and what it calls “underserved” areas.
AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet service is now being offered in parts of western Wake County, including Apex, and eastern Chatham County, the communications giant announced Monday.
With a one-year contract, FWI stand-alone will be offered for $60 a month.
The offering includes download speeds of at least 10 gigabits per second. Installation of an AT&T outdoor antenna and indoor residential gateway are required. There is an additional $10 per 50 gigabit charge above the 160 GBs included in the monthly offering with a maximum charge of $200 a month.
AT&T began rolling out the service in June, first in parts of Georgia then several other states.
The service is built around connectivity through an outdoor antenna and indoor Wi-Fi Gateway router.
AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet includes:
- High-speed Internet with download speeds of at least 10Mbps.
- 160GB of Internet usage per month. If you exceed the amount of data in your plan, additional data will automatically be provided in increments of 50GB for $10, up to a maximum of 20 such increments or $200
- Wi-Fi connections for multiple devices (e.g.,laptops, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, etc.).
- Wired Ethernet connections for up to 4 devices.
To see if service is available in your area, visit:
Getting the service is a three-step process:
We’ll find the best place on your home to install your wireless equipment.
Installation is quick and easy. We’ll set up an antenna that communicates with the nearest cell tower to ensure the strongest, most reliable signal.
Our expert will help you connect your devices, and that’s it, you’re ready to go!
AT&T says it will continue expansion of the service to reach some 13,000 locations by 2020.
“The nearly 6,500 men and women who work for AT&T and call North Carolina home, are proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide the connectivity that North Carolina’s residents and businesses demand,” said Robert Doreauk, regional director of external affairs for AT&T North Carolina. “Through this innovative service, we are working to close the connectivity gap in North Carolina.”
Funding for the project comes through the FCC Connect America Fund. AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and others are receiving funds from the FCC to help expand high-speed Internet connectivity.
Note: This story has been updated to correct the price of the service.