The Vanderburgh County Commissioners signed a $39.6 million contract with AT&T on Wednesday that will bring high-speed internet to thousands of homes in unincorporated areas of the county.
According to AT&T, the contract will serve to build a state-of-the-art fiber network that will provide the high-speed internet to as many as 20,000 homes and businesses in the area within the next two years.
“High-speed internet is foundational to creating economic and educational success in rural Vanderburgh County,” said Vanderburgh County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave. “This agreement with AT&T to build an all-fiber network is the keystone to connecting more than 20,000 of our citizens and businesses to future opportunities.”
AT&T says that the new fiber network will be able to deliver upload and download speeds of up to 1 gigabyte per second (Gbps), allowing customers to connect more devices, stream from more sources, and more, all at the same time.
The company says it plans for fiber service to become available in portions of the county as early as the third quarter of 2022.