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‘The physics of fixed wireless cannot serve the demand’: AT&T’s Jeff McElfresh on the case against leading with FWA

June 27, 2022


AT&T is playing the long game as it looks at its infrastructure investments, says Jeff McElfresh, COO of AT&T—and that doesn’t include leading with Fixed Wireless Access as its go-to offer for home and business broadband.

McElfresh emphasized that 5G and fiber are AT&T’s core businesses, and that it is focused on attracting and retaining high-value customers—which plays into how it thinks about FWA.

AT&T executives have previously discussed their expectations of a continued and massive increase in data traffic that will necessitate a fiber-based network, no matter what.

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