Jetplex Industrial Park Certified AT&T Fiber Ready

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October 25, 2019
Certification Reflects Presence of Fiber-Based, High-Speed Internet

Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 21, 2019 – As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Alabama, AT&T* today announced that Jetplex Industrial Park is certified AT&T Fiber Ready.
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.
“There are a number of excellent reasons to invest and locate in the City of Huntsville and Madison County. Today, we are highlighting another reason – fiber infrastructure with high-speed communications capabilities in the Jetplex Industrial Park,” said Representative Mike Ball. “AT&T’s Fiber Ready designation will help us advertise to potential investors from around the world that we are ready to meet their needs right here in the greater Huntsville area.”
“AT&T continues to invest in high-speed internet in urban and rural areas, using the latest wired and wireless technologies. And, today, we are proud to highlight Jetplex 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 AT&T Alabama President Wayne Hutchens. “Each and every day, our thousands of AT&T Alabama employees are turning AT&T’s billions of dollars in financial investment into high-speed internet for consumers and businesses across Alabama.” 
“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,” stated Barbie Peek, Director of Business Development for Jetplex Industrial Park. “The City of Huntsville and Madison County are rich in resources, with world-class connections, including those in Jetplex Industrial Park.
“AT&T continues to deploy leading-edge technology,” said Dave Hargrove, AT&T Alabama regional manager 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.

AT&T in Alabama

AT&T invested more than $1.4 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Alabama from 2016 to 2018 and has deployed more than 2 million strand-miles of fiber-optic high-speed infrastructure across the state. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. AT&T has been investing in Alabama communities for 140 years.

Joe Chandler, AT&T Corporate Communications