AT&T Connecting Rural Kentucky with High-Speed Internet Service

AT&T Blog Team
June 12, 2020
Broadband Access and Affordability

AT&T Connecting Rural Kentucky with High-Speed Internet Service

AT&T – through its participation in the FCC’s Connect America Fund – has extended high-speed Internet service to more than 67,000 homes and businesses in rural parts of 60 Kentucky counties.

In the first four months of 2020, we have continued to expand access to new Fixed-Wireless Internet services at more than 30 additional cellular towers. This effort makes high-speed Internet available to even more rural customers across the state, as we work to meet our goal of delivering access to approximately 16,000 additional locations by the end of this year.

Fixed-Wireless Internet delivers an internet connection with typical download speeds of 25Mbps.1 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.

The towers used to provide this service are connected to AT&T’s network using AT&T fiber optics. AT&T has nearly 1.5 million strand miles of AT&T fiber optics covering Kentucky, which enables the company to offer a wide variety of products and services delivering the high-speed connectivity Kentucky businesses and residents need.

The service is available to locations in rural parts of the following Counties:

Anderson Franklin Livingston Owen
Bell Fulton Logan Pike
Bourbon Graves Lyon Powell
Boyle Hancock Madison Scott
Breathitt Hardin Marshall Shelby
Breckinridge Harlan Martin Simpson
Butler Harrison Mason Spencer
Caldwell Henderson McLean Todd
Calloway Henry Mercer Trigg
Carroll Hickman Montgomery Trimble
Christian Hopkins Muhlenberg Union
Clark Johnson Nelson Warren
Crittenden Knox Nicholas Washington
Daviess Lee Ohio Webster
Floyd Lincoln Oldham Whitley

“We are keeping residents and businesses across Kentucky connected.”

Hood Harris, President – AT&T Kentucky

“AT&T is proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide the connectivity Kentucky’s residents and businesses demand,” said Hood Harris, President, AT&T Kentucky. “We are keeping residents and businesses across Kentucky connected, and while we recognize that there is more work to be done, the continued deployment of this innovative service in rural communities and the ongoing enhancement of our statewide network reflects our commitment to this commonwealth.”

1Fixed Wireless Internet is a high-speed Internet access service providing download speed of at least 10Mbps/1Mbps upload speed.  Limited availability.  Available in select areas in the U.S. only.  Internet speed claims:  Service performance may be affected by the customer’s proximity to a cell site, the capacity of the cell site, the number of other users connected to the same cell site, the surrounding terrain, radio frequency interference, applicable network management practices, and the applications used.  Visit for more details.