Tiger Jones Technology Park Designated as AT&T Fiber Ready
By: on Aug 26, 2015
As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Tennessee, AT&T and representatives from the Jackson Chamber today announced that the Tiger Jones Technology Park in Jackson, Tenn., has been designated AT&T Fiber Ready. The Tiger Jones Technology Park – the only site in Tennessee to be designated as an Enterprise Site – is the first park in Tennessee to receive AT&T’s Fiber Ready designation.
“I am proud to highlight the Tiger Jones Technology Park as one of many places across Tennessee where AT&T’s fiber infrastructure is in place and ready to help local businesses drive job creation,” said Joelle Phillips, president of AT&T Tennessee. “Each and every day, our employees are turning our billions of dollars of investment into high-speed Internet for consumers and businesses across Tennessee, and those investments are possible in large part because of the smart, pro-investment policies, championed at the state level by Gov. Haslam and legislative leaders, and because of the pro-business pursuits of local leaders.”
In today’s world, connectivity is vital to new employers and businesses of every type.
The AT&T Fiber Ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.
"When a business is considering a new location, company leadership considers transportation infrastructure, ease of access to utilities, the quality of the local workforce, and the presence of fiber optics and high-speed communications infrastructure,” said Ben Ferguson, First Vice-Chairman of the Jackson Chamber. “Because of the increased importance of communications infrastructure, this Fiber Ready designation offers the opportunity to clearly show the presence of modern communications services and can be a valuable tool as we continue to aggressively recruit Data Centers and other employers to the area.”
“Jackson is home to the first Industrial Park to receive this designation in Tennessee, and I believe that is indicative of the great work being done here in the community to encourage economic development,” said Mayor Jerry Gist. “This Fiber Ready designation can be a tremendous asset for our economic development leaders as they continue to work to attract businesses and jobs to our community.”