JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Two Indiana ports were deemed "fiber ready" by AT&T on Wednesday, driving economic development and investment in the Hoosier state.
AT&T's president joined city leaders in Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon to announce the certification of both cities, made possible because of the telecommunication company's investment.
The two ports are now outfitted with fiber-optic cables, which have higher bandwidth than metal cables.
The "fiber ready" status allows for state of the art development in the port's infrastructure, helps grow current businesses and attract new ones.
Indiana's ports are home to more than 70 companies that require high-speed internet connections to operate specialized equipment and connect to corporate networks around the world.