Broadband service expanding in Lawrence County
Lawrence County and AT&T on Wednesday announced a $3.6 million project to expand broadband service throughout the northwest portion of the county. The partners said when complete, more than 2,300 customer locations will have access to high-speed broadband.
The county is investing $1.1 million in the project, with AT&T providing $2.5 million. Planning and engineering work will begin immediately, the company said.
The project is expected to take 24 months to complete.
“Having access to AT&T Fiber will make a huge difference in everything we do,” Lawrence County Economic Growth Council CEO Shance Sizemore said in a news release. “Whether it’s entrepreneurs looking to start a business, employees needing great connectivity to work from home or teachers communicating with their colleagues and parents, this project is a welcome boost to Lawrence County.”
AT&T said the project is in addition to the 700 locations in the county that will receive broadband access as part of the state’s Next Level Connections grant program.
Lawrence County is located about 75 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
The provider said more than 540,000 homes in Indiana currently have access to its fiber broadband service.