Plans call for AT&T Fiber with speeds of
up to 5 Gigs to help close the digital divide
Ind., Dec. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Delaware County, Indiana, today announced
plans for a $2.3 million project with
AT&T* to build a state-of-the-art network and deliver AT&T
FiberSM to some 1,250 customer locations in parts
of the county. The project is contingent upon a final
contract between the county and AT&T.
"With AT&T Fiber, our community will be even better
positioned for healthy growth and new economic opportunities," said
Delaware County Commissioner
James King. "Our residents,
businesses and visitors will soon reap the benefits of faster
internet speeds, and we're grateful that AT&T stepped up with
plans to bring this new technology here."
"For us to experience the benefits of connectivity and succeed
in the digital economy, we have to be connected to the internet,"
said Delaware County Commissioner
Sherry Riggin. "This public-private
collaboration with AT&T is both effective and efficient, and
we're excited about the possibilities it brings with it."
"Our community needs a fiber network like this – one that's
equipped to handle the connectivity demands of today and tomorrow,"
said Delaware County Commissioner
Shannon Henry. "We know that
deploying fiber networks is no simple task. Fortunately, AT&T
is joining us for this long-term plan to build, maintain and expand
Plans call for residents and businesses to have access to
blazing fast download and upload speeds up to 5 Gigs.1
The faster speeds and increased bandwidth mean customers can
connect multiple devices, stream multiple entertainment sources,
quickly upload content to social media and experience ultra-low lag
for pro-level gaming – all at the same time.
Extensive planning and engineering work for this project will
begin immediately once a contract is completed. The network
buildout is expected to be complete within 18 months of contract
"Bringing fast and reliable AT&T Fiber to Hoosier
communities like this shows how we're closing the digital divide
through public-private partnerships," said AT&T Indiana
President Bill Soards. "This
decision from the commissioners helps to bring the fastest and most
cost-effective long-term internet solution to Delaware County."
AT&T has extensive experience deploying fiber-optics across
Indiana. In fact, hundreds of
thousands of locations in the state have access to AT&T Fiber
today. AT&T is also currently working with communities
throughout the state to bring AT&T Fiber to residents and
businesses through public-private partnerships.
AT&T Fiber is the fastest among major providers and offers
symmetrical speeds of up to 5-Gigs on downloads and
uploads.2 Residents and businesses can learn more about
AT&T Fiber at att.com/fiber and can sign up to be notified when
service will be available at their address at att.com/notifyme.
AT&T is committed to connecting more Americans to reliable,
high-speed broadband internet in several ways, including expanding
and upgrading our network and participating in the federal
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible
households with a benefit of up to $30 a month (up to $75 a month on qualifying Tribal lands) to reduce
the cost of broadband service and can be applied to AT&T Fiber,
where available. Or use it toward Access from
AT&T, offering speeds up to 100Mbps for $0 after the ACP benefit is
applied. After you confirm your ACP eligibility, call
us at 866-986-0963 or visit us online to review your options and
order service. Be sure to have your ACP application ID handy when
you do this.
About AT&T in Indiana
From 2019-2021, AT&T invested more than $1 billion in its wireless and wireline networks
in Indiana to expand coverage
and improve connectivity in more communities. That investment
has increased reliability, coverage and overall performance for
residents and businesses. It's also improved critical
communications services for Indiana's first responders using
the FirstNet® network.
Becoming the Best Broadband Provider
We are on a mission to be the best broadband provider in
America, whether you're at home, work or on the move. We do this by
combining the most reliable 5G network3 with the fastest
growing fiber internet in America4, so you have a
seamless experience from a single provider. Becoming the best
connectivity provider also means serving the critical mission of
America's first responders. FirstNet®, Built with AT&T is the
only purpose-built, nationwide wireless broadband communications
platform dedicated to the public safety community.
FirstNet and the FirstNet logo are registered trademarks and
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We help more than 100 million U.S. families, friends and
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availability in select areas. Internet speed claims represent
maximum wired network service capability speeds to the home and
recommended setup. Actual customer speeds are not
guaranteed. Single device wired speed maximum 4.7Gbps.
For more information go to www.att.com/speed101.
Fastest among major internet service providers, based on 5Gbps
3 Based on
nationwide GWS drive test data. GWS conducts paid drive tests for
AT&T and uses the data in its analysis. AT&T 5G requires
compatible plan and device. 5G not available everywhere. Go to
att.com/5Gforyou for details.
4 Based on
publicly-available data of net customer adds for major fiber
providers over previous four quarters.
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