AT&T designates more Tennessee business parks as fiber ready

Length of fiber thread used to install AT&T GigaPower in MDUs - screencap

AT&T today announced that the Rialto Industrial Park in Covington, Tennessee and the Dickson County Industrial Park in Dickson, Tennessee have both been labeled “Fiber Ready.”

The “Fiber Ready” designation indicates that AT&T has already laid fiber broadband infrastructure within each complex. AT&T said it has already connected fiber to more than one million business locations.

"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, and as our elected officials continue to pursue efforts that make Tennessee even more attractive to companies, we will continue to work to bring high-quality jobs to the community," said Joseph Graves, president and CEO of the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce, in a statement.

AT&T’s newest fiber ready locations are part of the company’s ongoing effort to expand availability of its business fiber service, which is separate from its residential AT&T Fiber 1-gig service.

AT&T told FierceInstaller last year that expanding business fiber availability has accelerated as more building managers are recognizing the value in the having fiber installed.

"There is a recognition that having fiber inside a building is just as important as having water or heat, so they want it in there," said Matt Beattie, executive director of product marketing for AT&T, in an interview with FierceInstaller. "It's been a very pleasant development and it's changing the economics of delivering fiber so we can get fiber to more types of customers like smaller and smaller businesses and that's good news for us and the installer industry because it increases the amount of work they're going to see in the next several years."

For more:
- see this press release
- and this one

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