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AT&T Launches Fixed Wireless Internet in Obion County and other Rural and Underserved Areas in Tennessee

TROY, TN., July 27, 2017- AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 is now available for rural and underserved locations in parts of Obion County.

Joined by State Senator John Stevens, State Representatives Andy Holt, Bill Sanderson and other community leaders, AT&T announced that residents in Troy and other areas are included in the initial rural and underserved locations in Tennessee to which AT&T has extended Fixed Wireless Internet as part of its FCC Connect America Fund commitment. As a part of this commitment, we plan to reach over 400,000 locations by the end of 2017, and over 1.1 million locations nationwide by 2020.

"Our residents and business-owners in rural Obion County have made their voices heard, and my colleagues and I are working hard to create an environment where we will see more announcements like this - more announcements that infrastructure is being deployed to extend access to high-speed Internet to families across our community," said State Senator John Stevens.

"For years I have said that high-speed internet is the greatest infrastructure need in the 21st century. More and more, whether you are in urban or rural areas, high-speed connectivity is vital, and I am excited to see this newly available service bringing needed connectivity to our rural communities in Tennessee," said State Representative Andy Holt. "And to be among the first in the nation to have access through this service is a testament to the consistent community efforts to raise this issue."

AT&T plans to reach over 81,000 locations with this technology across Tennessee by 2020, and with this initial offering, Fixed Wireless Internet is available today in parts of rural communities throughout Tennessee.

"It is essential that we continue to work to bring greater access to high-speed Internet to rural Tennesseans, and this announcement today, marks a positive step in that direction," said State Representative Bill Sanderson. "I am glad to see the innovative approach by private industry to help close the remaining connectivity gap."

"The more than 5,700 men and women who work for AT&T and call Tennessee home, are proud to work with our local, state and federal leadership to provide the connectivity that Tennessee's residents and businesses demand," said Chuck Thomas, regional director of external affairs for AT&T Tennessee. "Through this innovative service, we are working to close the connectivity gap in Tennessee."

Our Fixed Wireless Internet service delivers a home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on customers' homes or businesses. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality internet to customers in rural and underserved areas.

The 9 states where we have already launched service include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana. Additional states where we plan to launch this year are Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.

We'll provide updates about additional availability in parts of Tennessee, and other states, as we expand Fixed Wireless Internet to more locations.

For more information on Fixed Wireless Internet from AT&T, visit att.com/internet/fixed-wireless.html.