What’s the news?
Vanderburgh County, Indiana announced a $39 million project with AT&T to build out high-speed fiber broadband to more than 20,000 households and businesses in the county.
Why is this important?
About one-third of the population of unincorporated Vanderburgh County does not currently have access to fixed broadband solutions, according to county records. Reliable and affordable broadband has become more important than ever, with many consumers continuing to work, learn and entertain from home.
When approved, Vanderburgh County is expected to invest $9.9 million, and AT&T would invest $29.7 million to the project to provide fiber to much of unincorporated Vanderburgh County. The network is expected to be complete two years after a final agreement has been signed. The project is contingent upon funding approval by Vanderburgh County, and a final contract between AT&T and the county. Read more here.