FISHERS, IND., NOV. 19, 2015 — As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Indiana, AT&T and local elected officials today announced that the new Launch Fishers building, which will house an even larger coworking space for entrepreneurs than its current location, has been certified as being AT&T Fiber Ready. It is just the second site in Indiana to receive this certification, and the first coworking space.
“AT&T is investing in high-speed Internet in urban and rural areas across Indiana using the latest wired and wireless technologies, and we are proud to highlight the new Launch Fishers facility as one of many places in Indiana where AT&T’s fiber infrastructure is in place and ready to help local businesses grow,” said Bill Soards, president of AT&T Indiana.
“Positive, pro-business policies embraced by Indiana’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 Indiana employees have done deploying fiber and other infrastructure that delivers high-speed Internet access,” he added. “Their hard work and skills, combined with the nearly $2 billion we’ve invested in Indiana over the last 3 years, enable Hoosiers to connect and innovate.”
In today’s world, connectivity is vital to new 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.
“Our resources in Fishers Hamilton Co. are extensive, but if potential investors aren’t aware of the impressive tech infrastructure in place, then we face the potential of missing many opportunities. This AT&T Fiber Ready designation helps to eliminate those missed opportunities, and furthers Fishers as an entrepreneurial, innovative city,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness.
“With this new designation, Launch Fishers will have a competitive advantage when talking to entrepreneurs and small businesses about their needs," said State Sen. Jim Merritt. “Coupled with Hamilton Co.’s other great assets, this innovative facility will be even more attractive to those looking to launch a new idea.”
“The new Launch Fishers will be a dynamic catalyst for growth, and we want to be sure that it’s clear we also have the latest technology,” said Launch Fishers Founder John Wechsler. “With the designation of being AT&T Fiber Ready, we can more confidently tell our entrepreneurs and high-potential companies that we’re ready to accelerate their growth with the availability of high-speed fiber.”
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