For Many in Rural Indiana, High-Speed Connections Begin For The First Time

AT&T Blog Team
November 4, 2022
Broadband Access and Affordability


For Many in Rural Indiana, High-Speed Connections Begin For The First Time

It’s been just over a year since we teamed up with Vanderburgh County, Indiana on a public-private project to bring high-speed internet to rural areas in the county, and now residents and businesses are starting to get connected. For one-third of the population in unincorporated Vanderburgh County, it’ll be their very first time with high-speed internet access.

We’re really excited about having that connectivity,” said Stephanie Peckenpaugh, co-owner of Farm 57, a small business in Vanderburgh County.

This is just the beginning of a new fiber network that will connect more than 20,000 locations in the county. AT&T CEO John Stankey recently paid a visit to commemorate the occasion and hear how farmers, business owners, teachers, parents and others will benefit from this new connectivity.

Whether it’s providing instant information to residents, better learning opportunities for students or improving crop yields for farmers, AT&T’s ultrafast fiber creates a bridge to endless possibilities. Check out the video below to hear more:

As Bill Soards wrote about a few weeks ago, the story of Vanderburgh can be a model for so many others to bring high-speed internet at scale and quickly for so many other communities throughout Indiana and the United States. Let’s make it happen.