Boonville, Indiana has announced a $4.4 million project with AT&T to build its state-of-the-art fiber network to more than 4,000 customer locations throughout the city.
The network is expected to be complete 18 months after a final agreement has been signed. The project is contingent upon funding approval by the city of Boonville, and a final contract between AT&T and the city.
“It’s important that the residents of Boonville have the connectivity they deserve,” said Mayor Charlie Wyatt, City of Boonville. “Building a super-fast, reliable fiber network will give them instant access to online educational, healthcare and business resources.”
AT&T has extensive experience deploying fiber-optics across Indiana. In fact, hundreds of thousands locations in the state have access to AT&T Fiber today. AT&T is also currently working with neighboring Vanderburgh County to bring AT&T Fiber to unincorporated parts of the county later this year.
“We have a long history of connecting businesses and residents across Indiana, and we look forward to working with Mayor Wyatt, the City Council, and the Board of Works on this collaboration,” said Bill Soards, president, AT&T Indiana. “Our AT&T fiber network is fast and reliable, and we look forward to helping close the digital divide and build better futures for the businesses and people of Boonville.”
Extensive planning and engineering work will begin immediately upon execution of the contract. AT&T Fiber is the fastest among major providers1 and offers symmetrical speeds of up to 5-Gigs on downloads and uploads. 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.
Affordable internet service is available for low-income households as part of AT&T’s commitment to help close the digital divide. Access from AT&T offers low-cost broadband options, including free internet for eligible households when combined with federal benefits from the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).