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AT&T implements business-focused fixed wireless access initiative

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Mar 26, 2024

AT&T has expanded its fixed wireless access (FWA) service to include businesses as part of its strategy to offer converged connectivity solutions in remote locations where fiber is not available. The new service, named AT&T Internet Air for Business, can be installed by businesses’ own staff and provides both 4G and 5G connectivity options. The standard tariff is priced at $60 per month plus additional fees, with the possibility of data rate throttling during peak network usage. For higher priority access to the first 250GB of data, businesses can opt for the premium tariff priced at $100 per month plus fees.

Existing customers with unlimited wireless business plans can add the FWA service for $30 per month plus fees. Mike Troiano, SVP for product and pricing at AT&T Business, highlighted the need for diverse connectivity options as well as the increasing demand for quick establishment of new locations through converged connectivity solutions among customers looking to grow their businesses.

While competitors like T-Mobile US and Verizon have been quicker to adopt FWA services, AT&T launched a consumer FWA service in August 2023. CEO John Stankey announced that the company plans to be more aggressive in the FWA sector in 2024 as it shifts away from copper-based networks. As of the end of 2023, AT&T had just over 93,000 FWA subscribers, while T-Mobile had 4.8 million and Verizon had more than 3 million.

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