Communications giant targets under-served rural areas

Pam Lackey, president of AT&T-South Carolina (second from left), joins (L-R) Rep. Bill Whitmire, Sen. Thomas Alexander, and Rep. Bill Sandifer in examining the antenna which AT&T will use in providing high-speed internet to customers using fixed wireless network technology.

Pamela Lackey, president of South Carolina AT & T used an Apple Festival forum today in Westminster to announce that her company is bringing high-speed connectivity to rural and under-served areas in Oconee County and the rest of the state.  Lackey gave the featured talk at the Apple Rotary Luncheon that filled the large activity room in the Westminster Baptist Church.  Her company will offer the service to, among others, Salem and Tamassee for wireless internet technology.  The home internet connection offers download speeds of at least 10Mbps.  The connection is made thru a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on the home or business of the customer.