AT&T to Bring FTTH Service to 20K Vanderburgh County, Indiana Locations

Public private partnership calls for fiber to be deployed throughout county as part of $39 million public-private project to deliver high-speed internet.

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Vanderburgh County, Indiana announced a $39 million project with AT&T* to build out high-speed fiber broadband to more than 20,000 households and businesses in the county.

About one-third of the population of unincorporated Vanderburgh County does not currently have access to fixed broadband solutions, according to county records. Reliable and affordable broadband has become more important than ever, with many consumers continuing to work, learn and entertain from home.

When approved, Vanderburgh County is expected to invest $9.9 million, and AT&T would invest $29.7 million to the project to provide fiber to much of unincorporated Vanderburgh County. The network is expected to be complete two years after a final agreement has been signed. The project is contingent upon funding approval by Vanderburgh County, and a final contract between AT&T and the county.

“With one-third of the population of unincorporated Vanderburgh County without access to fixed broadband solutions, we’re acting swiftly to end the digital divide,” said Cheryl Musgrave, Commissioner, Vanderburgh County. “Working with AT&T will bring our residents fast broadband speeds using an efficient public-private model.”

 “Our collaboration with Vanderburgh County leaders will help close the digital divide by bringing high-speed Internet to thousands of Hoosier families, farms and businesses,” said Bill Soards, president, AT&T Indiana. “AT&T FIBER® is the fastest growing fiber internet in America, and we look forward to serving more customers in Vanderburgh County, particularly in rural areas.”

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