Vanderburgh County, AT&T Partner to Boost Rural Broadband
Vanderburgh County Commissioners have signed a $39 million contract with AT&T to deliver high-speed internet service to rural parts of the county.
The contract calls for the telecommunications giant to build a state-of-the art fiber network that will connect more than 20,000 residents in two years.
In a release, County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave said high-speed internet is “foundational to creating economic and educational success in rural Vanderburgh County.”
AT&T Indiana President Bill Soards said the agreement shows how private companies can successfully work with local governments to close the digital divide.
Soards also said the project will create local jobs as the network is built and more opportunities for all once the network is complete.
Under the terms of the contract, Vanderburgh County will contribute nearly $10 million to the project.