Plans call for AT&T Fiber with speeds of
up to 5 Gigs to help close the digital divide
MARTINSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 13,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Martinsville, Ind. and AT&T* are
collaborating on a plan to build a state-of-the-art network and
deliver AT&T FiberSM 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.1 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
The Martinsville City Council and Board of Public Works approved
the project during their respective meetings Sept. 12. 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
Residents and businesses can learn more about AT&T Fiber at
att.com/fiber and can sign up to be notified when service will be
available at their address at att.com/notifyme.
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, where
available, for $0.
After you confirm your ACP eligibility, call us at 866-986-0963
to discuss your options and order service. Be sure to have your
National Verifier application ID handy when you call.
About AT&T in Indiana
From 2019-2021, AT&T invested more than $1 billion in its wireless and wireline networks
in Indiana to expand coverage
and improve connectivity in more communities. That investment
has increased reliability, coverage and overall performance for
residents and businesses. It's also improved critical
communications services for Indiana's first responders using
the FirstNet® network.
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combining the most reliable 5G network3 with the fastest
growing fiber internet in America4, so you have a
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1 Limited availability in select areas.
Internet speed claims represent maximum wired network service
capability speeds to the home and recommended setup. Actual
customer speeds are not guaranteed. Single device wired speed
maximum 4.7Gbps. For more information go
2 Fastest among major internet service providers,
based on 5Gbps offering.
3 Based on nationwide GWS drive test data. GWS
conducts paid drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its
analysis. AT&T 5G requires compatible plan and device. 5G not
available everywhere. Go to att.com/5Gforyou for details.
4 Based on publicly-available data of net customer
adds for major fiber providers over previous four quarters.
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