Boonville considers fast internet project

BOONVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Boonville bridges the digital divide with a proposed high-speed internet project. AT&T plans to build a $4 and a half million fiber optic network that spans Boonville’s city limits.

The company says it would serve 4,000 homes and businesses. AT&T is already building a larger broadband network in Vanderburgh County.

“All over the country — across the state and especially in southwestern Indiana, people are demanding faster and better digital connectivity,” said Bill Soards, president of AT&T Indiana. “Whether they’re learning from home, working from home, needing better access to healthcare or looking for a job, high-speed internet like AT&T fiber gives people that connection to the world.”

Boonville City Council has yet to vote on the projects in the coming weeks. If approved by the board, AT&T plans to have the network operational within 18 months.

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