AT&T Connecting Rural Mississippi

AT&T Blog Team
May 13, 2020
Broadband Access and Affordability


AT&T Connecting Rural Mississippi

AT&T – through its participation in the FCC’s Connect America Fund – has extended high-speed Internet service to more than 107,000 homes and businesses in rural parts of more than 65 counties.

In the first four months of 2020, we have continued to expand access to new Fixed-Wireless Internet services at more than 10 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 27,000 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 service is available to locations in rural parts of the following Counties:

Adams Grenada Lowndes Simpson
Amite Hancock Madison Smith
Attala Harrison Marion Stone
Benton Hinds Marshall Sunflower
Bolivar Holmes Montgomery Tallahatchie
Carroll Issaquena Neshoba Tate
Chickasaw Jackson Newton Walthall
Choctaw Jasper Noxubee Warren
Claiborne Jefferson Oktibbeha Washington
Clarke Jones Panola Wayne
Clay Kemper Pearl River Webster
Copiah Lafayette Perry Wilkinson
Covington Lamar Pike Winston
DeSoto Lauderdale Prentiss Yalobusha
Forrest Lawrence Quitman Yazoo
Franklin Leake Rankin
George Leflore Scott
Greene Lincoln Sharkey

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

Mayo Flynt, President – AT&T Mississippi

“Governor Reeves and our state legislature are focused on connectivity needs in Mississippi, and their efforts have positioned Mississippi to welcome investments in high-speed infrastructure,” Mayo Flynt, President – AT&T Mississippi.

“In that environment, we are keeping residents and businesses across Mississippi 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 state.”

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 https://www.att.com/internet/fixed-wireless/ for more details.