Designation Reflects Presence of Fiber-Based, High-Speed Internet

Eatonton, GA, December 12, 2016 — As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Georgia, AT&T and representatives from the Putnam County Development Authority have announced that the Eatonton-Putnam County South Industrial Park has been designated as AT&T Fiber Ready.

In today’s world, connectivity is vital to employers and businesses of every type. There’s no such thing as a “low-tech” business, and economic development leaders must have the ability to tout the presence of high-speed internet connectivity.

“The presence of high-speed, high-capacity broadband infrastructure is vital to business success in the Industrial Park, and through the AT&T Fiber Ready designation, we have the ability to highlight the presence of that important infrastructure as we work to attract new employers to the area,” said Terry Schwindler, Economic Development Director, Putnam Development Authority.

With the designation of being AT&T Fiber Ready, local economic development officials can more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.

AT&T has been deploying high-speed, fiber-optic infrastructure across Georgia for many years, and the AT&T Fiber Ready designation is a tool for local economic development officials to highlight the assets available in their facilities.

“We are proud to highlight this development in Putnam County as one of the many places in Georgia where AT&T’s fiber-optic infrastructure is in place and ready to help local businesses drive job creation,” said Paul Chambers, AT&T Regional Director – External Affairs. “Positive, pro-business policies embraced by Georgia’s state and local elected officials continue to make our state a great place to invest, and I’m proud of the work our AT&T Georgia employees have done deploying fiber-optics and other infrastructure that delivers high-speed Internet access. Their hard work and skills, combined with billions of dollars in AT&T investment, enable Georgians to connect and innovate.”

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