The City of Martinsville, Ind. and AT&T are collaborating on a plan to build a Fiber-Powered Internet and deliver AT&T Fiber to more than 5,000 customer locations throughout the city limits. The $6.3 million public-private project is contingent upon a final contract between AT&T and the city.
“After conversations with numerous providers, we’ve found a future-focused collaborator in AT&T and their 100% fiber network,” said Kenny Costin, mayor, City of Martinsville. “We’re grateful that AT&T has stepped up with a plan to ensure faster internet speeds for our city – for our teachers, students, parents and small businesses, in particular. We look forward to enjoying the benefits of AT&T Fiber for many years to come.”
The project’s plans call for residents and businesses citywide to have access to blazing fast download and upload speeds up to 5 Gigs.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.
The Martinsville City Council and Board of Public Works approved the project during their respective meetings. Extensive planning and engineering work will begin immediately upon contract execution. The network buildout is expected to be complete within 24 months after the contract is executed.
“Bringing fast and reliable AT&T Fiber to communities like Martinsville shows how valuable public-private collaborations can be in closing the digital divide,” said Bill Soards, president, AT&T Indiana. “It’s been great working with the city’s leadership on this project, which will bring our fastest long-term internet solution to the city’s residents, business leaders and educators.”
AT&T has extensive experience deploying fiber-optics across Indiana. In fact, hundreds of thousands of locations in the state have access to AT&T Fiber today. AT&T has been selected to bring AT&T Fiber to residents and businesses throughout parts of Indiana using public-private partnerships. AT&T Fiber is the fastest among major providers and offers symmetrical speeds of up to 5-Gigs on downloads and uploads.2
AT&T is committed to connecting more Americans to reliable, high-speed broadband internet in several ways, including expanding and upgrading our network and participating in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible households with a benefit of up to $30 a month (up to $75 on qualifying Tribal lands) to reduce the cost of broadband service and can be applied to all our AT&T Fiber speed tiers. Additionally, you can apply your ACP benefit to Access from AT&T to get internet speeds of up to 100Mbps.