Delaware County, Indiana, 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 fiber here.”
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 execution.
“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.