Hendersonville Central Business District Designated as AT&T Fiber Ready

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

HENDERSONVILLE, TN., June 27, 2017 — As part of AT&T’s* continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Tennessee, AT&T and representatives from the City of Hendersonville today announced that the Hendersonville Central Business District has been designated AT&T Fiber Ready.

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. 

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

“Hendersonville is open for business, and we want to be sure that message is heard loud and clear.  Along with our first-class workforce, we want to be sure that people know that we also have the latest technology,” said Mayor Jamie Clary.  “This Fiber Ready designation helps our economic development leaders send that message clearly as they work to attract businesses and jobs to the Central Business District.” 

 “The AT&T Fiber Ready designation provides a clear stamp to tell the business community that we have the fiber-optic infrastructure in place to meet the needs of businesses,” said Jimmy Johnston, president & CEO, Forward Sumner Economic Partnership Inc. “I am grateful for the leadership of our elected officials here in the city and in our state legislature who have created a positive, pro-investment environment in Tennessee.”

“It is always encouraging when the business community comes alongside local leadership and provides a resource like this designation to highlight what our community brings to the table, when companies are making the important decisions on where they have the best chance to succeed,” said Sen. Ferrell Haile.

“We live in a fast paced, modern world where being “Fiber Ready” is critical to success for our businesses and our communities across Tennessee. Our community has many wonderful aspects to attract businesses looking to locate or move, and having the designation as ‘Fiber Ready’ is a key tool in the toolbox to emphasize that our community is ready to face the challenges of a modern economy,” said Rep. Courtney Rogers. “Many thanks to our business partners for working with local officials to recognize the resource in this important designation.”

“Investments from private industry are vital to making sure Tennesseans have access to the modern communications services they need, and with this designation, we can show that Hendersonville is ready to meet the communications needs of businesses with high-speed, fiber-optic connectivity right here in Middle Tennessee, said Rep. William Lamberth.

AT&T has been deploying high-speed, fiber-optic infrastructure across the state for years, totaling nearly 2.1 million strand miles of fiber-optics to date.  The AT&T Fiber Ready designation is a tool for economic development leaders to highlight the resources available.

“For years, AT&T has invested in Tennessee to deliver high-speed Internet in urban and rural areas all across the state using the latest wired and wireless technologies, and this announcement offers an opportunity to highlight AT&T’s fiber infrastructure in the Hendersonville Business District – infrastructure that is helping local businesses drive job creation,” said Kathy Sager, regional director of external & legislative affairs, AT&T Tennessee. “AT&T Tennessee’s employees are working hard every day to deploy our fiber-based network that delivers the high-speed Internet access that Tennesseans want and need, and the fiber optic connectivity that is available throughout the Hendersonville Business District is in place to meet the communications needs of businesses of all sizes.”

For more information on AT&T Fiber Ready in Tennessee, visit: http://tennessee.att.com/

For more information, contact:             

Joe Burgan

AT&T Public Affairs

Phone: (502) 298-5418

Email: joseph.burgan@att.com