Tim Evans (left), Greater Hall Chamber Vice President of Economic Development, and Paul Chambers, AT&T's Northeast Georgia Regional Director, External Affairs.
As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Georgia, AT&T and representatives from the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority have announced that the Gateway Industrial Centre is certified 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.
"As we compete to attract new employers and investment to the area, the ability to highlight high-speed, fiber-optic infrastructure is vital, and the AT&T Fiber Ready designation is key in allowing us to highlight the strengths of our community,” said Tim Evans, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
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 Hall 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 Paul Chambers, 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.”
For more information on AT&T Fiber Ready in Georgia, visit: http://georgia.att.com/