Indiana Ports Deemed Fiber-Ready

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The Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville is one of three ports throughout the state. The Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville is one of three ports throughout the state.
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Two of Indiana's ports have been certified AT&T Fiber Ready. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) says the designations for the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville and the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon will help grow business and attract new companies.

The certification means the ports have the ability to provide high-speed fiber Internet connectivity to all of the companies located at each port. AT&T says becoming fiber-ready demonstrates the ports' commitment to "developing state-of-the-art" port infrastructure.

"While connections to rail lines and highways are vital to a port, in today’s world of innovation and technology, digital connectivity is just as important," said Rich Cooper, chief executive officer of the Ports of Indiana. "Our customers are making us increasingly aware of the need for fiber not only for high-speed internet connections, but to allow microprocessors and machines to connect and communicate in their manufacturing processes."

Wendy Dant Chesser, CEO of One Southern Indiana, says while the state's ports along the Ohio River already generate a major economic impact to the region, the designation "will make them even more attractive to companies."

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