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AT&T launches Internet Air for Business

The product, which leverages AT&T's 5G wireless network, is targeted at small-size enterprise customers.

The product, which leverages AT&T's 5G wireless network, is targeted at small-size enterprise customers.

AT&T Internet Air for Business is a plug-and-play solution that allows small businesses to leverage AT&T's 5G wireless network for broadband connectivity. (Courtesy image)
AT&T Internet Air for Business is a plug-and-play solution that allows small businesses to leverage AT&T’s 5G wireless network for broadband connectivity. (Courtesy image)

AT&T on Tuesday launched a new wireless Internet product targeted to small and mid-sized businesses across the country.

The product, called AT&T Internet Air for Business, starts at $60 per month before taxes and fees, and leverages AT&T’s 5G wireless network to bring high-speed broadband connectivity to small enterprise clients.

AT&T Internet Air for Business includes a high-speed wireless router that offers plug-and-play installation — business clients simply put the router in a space that has a reliable 5G signal, then plug it into power, and they’re connected to broadband a few minutes later.

“You don’t need a technician to install it,” an AT&T spokesperson said in a statement, noting that building installers don’t need to add additional wiring or jacks for AT&T Internet Air for Business to work.

AT&T Internet Air for Business is targeted to enterprise customers who operate in areas with a strong 5G wireless network signal — the same network used by AT&T’s residential, enterprise and government phone and tablet users — and is particularly helpful in remote areas or where complicated structures make installing land-based Internet service difficult or impossible.

Qualified business can sign up for AT&T Internet Air for Business, which offers two plans: Business Standard at $60 per month plus fees, and Business Premium at $100 per month plus fees. The Premium product includes priority traffic for the first 250 Gigabytes (GBs) of data per billing cycle, which AT&T said is “a benefit for when the network is busy.”

Both plans offer unlimited data, but the Standard plan has deprioritized data that puts AT&T Internet Air for Business customers behind certain consumer, enterprise and government plans during times of high network use. Business Premium subscribers are deprioritized after 250 GBs are used each billing month.

Businesses with eligible wireless phone plans can save around $30 off their AT&T Internet Air for Business service, the company affirmed in a statement. All plans come with a 12-month price lock guarantee, during which AT&T promises not to raise the base price of AT&T Internet Air for Business.

“This low-cost solution with predictable pricing helps you effectively manage budget, avoid time-consuming and costly installation — and, our highly secure wireless network provides peace of mind to support connecting your critical business applications, such as point-of-sale, and cloud-based activities,” a spokesperson said.

To learn more about AT&T’s business Internet solutions, click or tap here.

AT&T Internet Air is also available for most residential customers. The product launched last August in areas where AT&T’s 5G network is strong, with a particular emphasis on rural communities where land-based broadband service is difficult to come by.

AT&T Internet Air costs $55 per month plus fees for residential customers, and comes with a price lock guarantee for the first 12 months of service.

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