BROWNSVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of AT&T's* continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Tennessee, AT&T and representatives from the City of Brownsville announced today that the Brownsville-Haywood County Industrial Park in Brownsville, Tennessee 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.
"Private investment paved the way for this this Fiber Ready designation which helps our economic development leaders as they work to attract jobs and grow our local economy," said House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh.
"It truly has been remarkable to watch our economy grow and our communities succeed as we have worked with local leadership to improve the business environment in Tennessee, and it is always encouraging when the business community comes along side and provides a resource like this designation to help emphasize what our community brings to the table when companies are making the important decisions on where they have the best chance to succeed," said Sen. Dolores Gresham.
AT&T has been deploying high-speed, fiber-optic infrastructure across the state for years, totaling more than 1.7 million 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 Tennesseans have access to the modern communications services they need, and with this designation, we can show that Brownsville is ready to meet the communications needs of businesses with high-speed, fiber-optic connectivity right here in West Tennessee," said Mayor Bill Rawls.
"For years, AT&T has invested in Tennessee to deliver high-speed Internet in urban and rural areas all across the state using the latest wired and wireless technologies, and this announcement offers an opportunity to highlight AT&T's fiber infrastructure in the Brownsville-Haywood County Industrial Park – infrastructure that is helping local businesses drive job creation," said Chuck Thomas, regional director, external affairs, AT&T Tennessee.
Continued Thomas, "AT&T Tennessee's employees are working hard every day to deploy our fiber-based network that delivers the high-speed Internet access that Tennessean's want and need, and the fiber optic connectivity that is available in the Brownsville-Haywood County Industrial Park is in place to meet the communications needs of businesses of all sizes."
For more information on AT&T Fiber Ready in Tennessee, visit: http://tennessee.att.com/
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