Ted Baldwin Business and Industrial Park Certified at AT&T Fiber Ready

Certification Reflects Presence of Fiber-Based, High-Speed Internet

As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment across Georgia, AT&T and the Sumter County Development Authority today announced the Ted Baldwin Business and Industrial Park has been certified as being AT&T Fiber Ready.

“AT&T continues to invest in high-speed internet in urban and rural areas across Georgia using the latest wired and wireless technologies, and, today, we are proud to highlight the Ted Baldwin Business and Industrial Park among the numerous places in Georgia where AT&T’s fiber infrastructure is in place and ready to help community leaders drive job creation,” stated Courtney Brinson, AT&T Regional Director – External Affairs. “Each and every day, our more than 19,000 AT&T Georgia employees are turning AT&T’s billions of dollars in financial investment into high-speed internet for consumers and businesses across our state. Those investments are possible in large part because of the positive, pro-business policies championed by our officials at the local and state levels.”

In today’s world, connectivity is important to new employers and businesses of every type. 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.

“Georgia is open for business. Our state has great people and beautiful places, and we want to be sure it’s clear we also have cutting-edge technology,” said State Senator Greg Kirk. “The AT&T Fiber Ready certification helps our economic development leaders share this message clearly as they work to bring businesses and jobs to Georgia.”

“Our resources in Georgia are extensive, but if potential investors aren’t aware of the technology infrastructure in place across the state, then we face the potential of losing opportunities. The AT&T certification helps eliminate those missed opportunities,” said Barbara Grogan, Executive Director of the Sumter County Development Authority. “Georgia’s economy is headed in the right direction, in large part because of the leadership of our elected officials. Their continued focus on smart policies and economic development are vital to our work growing opportunities in Americus and Sumter County.”

“The AT&T Fiber Ready designation clearly indicates the presence of modern communications services and will be a valuable tool in our positive efforts to attract and grow businesses, creating new jobs,” said State Representative Bill McGowan. “Sumter County is rich in resources, with world-class connections. The AT&T Fiber Ready designation is a great way for us to clearly share these world-class connections.”

The AT&T fiber network provides the bandwidth needed to support data intensive services such as video, collaboration, cloud services and more through products such as Ethernet, Virtual Private Networking, Managed internet Service and AT&T Business Fiber. Customers can complement their high-speed internet with network security options and online backup to help protect and virtualize their business-critical information.

AT&T in Georgia:
AT&T has invested more than $5 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Georgia between 2014 through 2016. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. AT&T is proud of our long-standing presence in Sumter County and across our state. AT&T has been deploying fiber in Georgia since the mid-1980s and investing in our Georgia communications networks and our local Georgia communities for 138 years.

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