AT&T to roll out fixed wireless network nationwide

After conducting trial runs in select markets, AT&T (NYSE: T) has announced the national rollout of a new fixed wireless service leveraging its 4G LTE network.

Designed primarily for rural subscribers, AT&T Wireless Home Phone and Internet will allow users to hook up as many as 10 IP devices, using their home phone over the company's wireless service and consuming a capped amount of data.

As DSL Reports notes, those caps could be an issue for some data subscribers, with the service's $60 base cost only buying 10 gigabytes of data. Going up the tiers, $90 pays for 20 GB and $120 per month buys 30 GB. Users pay $15 for every 1 GB they exceed their cap with. AT&T says the data service will support download speeds of anywhere from 5 Mbps to 12 Mbps, depending upon where users are located within the LTE coverage area.

The voice plan runs $20 per month and includes three-way calling, caller ID, call forwarding and voicemail. AT&T is providing the hardware--a $199 value--for free with a two-year contract.

For more:
- read this DSL Reports story
- read this Multichannel News story
- read this AT&T blog post

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