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AT&T has announced a $4.4 million project to bring a fiber network to more than 4,000 locations in Boonville. AT&T says the network is expected to be built within 18 months after a signed final agreement, and is contingent upon the city of Boonville funding the final contract.

“It’s important that the residents of Boonville have the connectivity they deserve,” said Boonville Mayor Charlie Wyatt. “Building a super-fast, reliable fiber network will give them instant access to online educational, healthcare and business resources.”

AT&T is also collaborating with adjoining Vanderburgh County to bring fiber to unincorporated parts of the county later this year.

“We have a long history of connecting businesses and residents across Indiana, and we look forward to working with Mayor Wyatt, the City Council, and the Board of Works on this collaboration,” said Bill Soards, president, AT&T Indiana. “Our AT&T fiber network is fast and reliable, and we look forward to helping close the digital divide and build better futures for the businesses and people of Boonville.”

AT&T says planning and engineering work will soon begin and will offer up to 5-gigs on downloads and uploads. Learn more here.