City’s Industrial Park ‘fiber ready’

Published 4:30 am Wednesday, November 9, 2016

As part of AT&T’s continued efforts to drive economic development and investment in Alabama, AT&T and the City of Brewton today announced that the Brewton Industrial Park has been certified AT&T Fiber Ready.

“AT&T continues to invest in high-speed internet in urban and rural areas all across Alabama using the latest wired and wireless technologies, and, today, we are proud to highlight the Brewton Industrial Park among the numerous places in Alabama where AT&T’s fiber infrastructure is in place and ready to help community leaders drive job creation,” said Fred McCallum, president of AT&T Alabama.

“Each and every day, our more than 6,000 employees are turning AT&T’s billions of dollars in financial investment into high-speed internet for consumers and businesses across Alabama.”

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McCallum said those investments “are possible in large part because of the positive, pro-business policies championed by our elected officials at the local and state levels.”

“The AT&T Fiber Ready designation clearly shows 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 Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace.

“Brewton is rich in resources, with world-class connections. And, we are open for business.”

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.

“AT&T continues to deploy leading-edge technology,” said Glyn Agnew, AT&T director of External and Legislative Affairs.

“Our goal for the AT&T Fiber Ready certification is to help clearly message that Alabama is connected as economic developers and community leaders work to bring new business to our state and drive growth for the ones that already call our communities home.”

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.