EVANSVILLE, IND. (November 9, 2021) – Vanderburgh County, at the heart of the Evansville Region secures an opportunity for its residents and businesses to access high-speed internet to unincorporated parts of the county within two years. Through a $39.6 million contract between AT&T and Vanderburgh County, fiber service will be available in portions of the county as early as the third quarter of next year.
“High-speed internet is foundational to creating economic and educational success in rural Vanderburgh County,” said Vanderburgh County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave. “This agreement with AT&T to build an all-fiber network is the keystone to connecting more than 20,000 of our citizens and businesses to future opportunities.”
Delivering speeds up to 1 Gbps on both upload and download will make our region a location of choice for businesses, provide convenience for professionals working remotely and offer children deserving options for their education. The faster speeds and capacity mean customers can connect multiple devices, stream multiple sources and easily upload content – all at the same time.
“Vanderburgh County’s partnership with AT&T and the strategic use of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds is a great example of a public-private partnership that will produce a giant leap forward in quality of life for the region,” said Tara Barney, CEO of the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership. “We look forward to promoting the availability of this service to businesses and talent looking for a connected community.”
Read more about the partnership from AT&T, here: https://about.att.com/story/2021/vanderburgh-county-fiber.html