DESOTO COUNTY, MS (WMC) - AT&T announced a new high-speed internet service in parts of rural DeSoto County.
AT&T committed to bring its Fixed Wireless Internet to 18 states, including the Magnolia State. The company hopes to reach 400,000 locations by the end of 2017, and 1.1 million by 2020, including 133,000 locations in Mississippi.
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker was at the announcement.
"The future growth of Mississippi's economy relies on innovation and investment like we are seeing announced today with AT&T's Fixed Wireless Internet technology," Wicker said. "High-speed internet service from AT&T in this part of DeSoto County and other designated areas across Mississippi provides a great example of the innovative thinking necessary to help close the remaining connectivity gap in rural areas across the state."
Fixed Wireless Internet will provide a home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps.
Other counties included in the launch are Amite, Attala, Choctaw, Clarke, Jefferson, Kemper, Lawrence, Neshoba, Marion, Panola, Tallahatchie, Walthall, Wilkinson, and Winston.