Designation Reflects Presence of Fiber-Based, High-Speed Internet
Carrollton, GA., Oct. 19, 2016 — As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Georgia, AT&T and representatives from the Carroll County Development Authority have announced that the Temple Industrial Park is designated as AT&T Fiber Ready.
In today’s world, connectivity is vital to employers and businesses of every type. There’s no such thing as a “low-tech” business today, so economic development leaders must be able to tout the presence of high-speed internet connectivity.
"Businesses need the kind of high-speed connectivity that fiber-optic infrastructure provides, and the ability to highlight the presence of that necessary infrastructure through the AT&T Fiber Ready designation at Temple Industrial Park will prove helpful as we continue to work to attract new employers to the area,” said Tim Warren, Chairman - Development Authority of Carroll County.
“The Authority and Carroll Tomorrow are working in a very competitive environment, and it’s essential that we take advantage of any opportunities to highlight the assets of our community, and the AT&T Fiber Ready designation will help us do just that,” remarked Marty Smith, Chairman – Carroll County Board of Commissioners.
With the designation of being AT&T Fiber Ready, local economic development officials can more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.
AT&T has been deploying high-speed, fiber-optic infrastructure across Georgia for many years, and the AT&T Fiber Ready designation is a tool for local economic development officials to highlight the assets available in their facilities.
“We are proud to highlight this development in Carroll County as one of the many places in Georgia where AT&T’s fiber-optic infrastructure is in place and ready to help local businesses drive job creation,” said Don Barbour, AT&T Regional Director – External Affairs. “Positive, pro-business policies embraced by Georgia’s state and local elected officials continue to make our state a great place to invest, and I’m proud of the work our AT&T Georgia employees have done deploying fiber-optics and other infrastructure that delivers high-speed Internet access. Their hard work and skills, combined with billions of dollars in AT&T investment, enable Georgians to connect and innovate.”
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Pictured Above: Jack Jenkins, Marty Smith (Commission Chairman), Jay Gill, Don Barbour (AT&T), April Harris, Bill Copeland