FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of AT&T's* continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Kentucky, AT&T and representatives from the Kentucky Capital Development Corporation today announced that the Franklin County Business and Industrial Park has been designated AT&T Fiber Ready.
The AT&T Fiber Ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.
In today's world, connectivity is vital to new employers and businesses of every type.
"We live in a fast paced, modern world where being 'Fiber Ready' is critical to success for our businesses and our communities across Kentucky. Our community has many wonderful aspects to attract businesses looking to locate or move, and having the designation as 'Fiber Ready' is a key tool in the toolbox to emphasize that our community is ready to face the challenges of a modern economy," said Rep. James Kay. "Many thanks to our business partners for working with local officials to recognize the resource in this important designation."
AT&T has been deploying high-speed, fiber-optic infrastructure across the Commonwealth for years, totaling more than 750,000 strand miles of fiber-optics to date, and the AT&T Fiber Ready designation is a tool for economic development leaders to highlight the assets available in their facilities.
"Investments from private industry are vital to making sure Kentuckians have access to the modern communications services they need, and with this designation, we can show that Frankfort is ready to meet the communications needs of businesses with high-speed, fiber-optic connectivity right here in Central Kentucky," said Judge Executive Huston Wells.
"For years, AT&T has invested in Kentucky to deliver high-speed Internet in urban and rural areas all across the Commonwealth using the latest wired and wireless technologies, and this announcement offers an opportunity to highlight AT&T's fiber infrastructure in the Franklin County Business and Industrial Park – infrastructure that is helping local businesses drive job creation," said Hood Harris, president of AT&T Kentucky. "AT&T Kentucky's employees are working hard every day to deploy our fiber-based network that delivers the high-speed Internet access that Kentuckians want and need, and the fiber optic connectivity that is available in the Franklin County Business and Industrial Park is in place to meet the communications needs of businesses of all sizes."
For more information on AT&T Fiber Ready in Kentucky, visit: http://kentucky.att.com/.
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