The Town of Egg Harbor announced a project with AT&T* today to expand AT&T Fiber to more than 2,100 customer locations in the Town of Egg Harbor.
“We are excited about this collaboration with AT&T to bring high-speed broadband to the residents of Egg Harbor,” said Steve Schopf, Egg Harbor Town Chair. “In today’s digital age, fast connectivity is crucial to everyday life. Bringing AT&T Fiber to Egg Harbor is a great step forward in continuing to improve the quality of life for residents, businesses, first responders and visitors in our community. A special thanks to our Broadband Task Force for the endless hours they put into researching and finding the right partner for the Town of Egg Harbor.”
Under the agreement, AT&T will invest $6 million in the project to provide fiber services to residential and business addresses in the Town of Egg Harbor. The Town of Egg Harbor will invest $2.5 million and will be pursuing grants to help offset part of the Town’s portion of the cost.
Extensive planning and engineering work for this project will begin in the first quarter of 2024. The network buildout is expected to be complete within 2 years.
“Our purpose is to create connections – to friends, family, work, education, health, entertainment and more,” said Robyn Gruner, Director of External Affairs for AT&T Wisconsin. “Working with the Town of Egg Harbor and the Broadband Task Force has shown how strong public-private collaborations can help bring high-speed broadband and all its benefits to communities. We’re excited to bring AT&T Fiber here soon to create those connections and help bridge the digital divide.”
Plans call for residents and businesses to have access to superfast internet – delivering up to 5-Gig speeds1 with symmetrical upload and download speeds. Consistently fast speeds2 and increased bandwidth mean customers can connect multiple devices, stream multiple entertainment sources, quickly upload content to social media and experience ultra-low lag for pro-level gaming – all at the same time. AT&T Fiber is also multi-gig capable the day it is installed, which means it can handle the demands of today, and those well into our hyperconnected future.
AT&T is working to roll out AT&T Fiber through public-private partnerships in communities across the country and to further help close the digital divide by encouraging adoption and offering affordable internet solutions. AT&T has extensive experience deploying fiber-optics across Wisconsin, with more than 1.2 million strand-miles of fiber optics in the state. In fact, more than 370,000 locations in the state have access to AT&T Fiber today.
AT&T is committed to connecting more Americans to reliable, high-speed internet in several ways, including expanding and upgrading our network and participating in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible households with a benefit of up to $30 a month (up to $75 a month on qualifying Tribal lands3) to reduce the cost of internet service and can be applied to AT&T Fiber, where available. Or use it toward Access from AT&T, offering speeds up to 100Mbps for $0 after the ACP benefit is applied. After confirming ACP eligibility, those who qualify can go to att.com/getacp, visit their local AT&T store or call us at 866-986-0963 to sign up for service. Have your ACP application ID handy.
About AT&T in Wisconsin
From 2020-2022, AT&T invested nearly $900 million in its wireless and wireline networks in Wisconsin to expand coverage and improve connectivity in more communities. That investment has increased reliability, coverage and overall performance for residents and businesses. It’s also improved critical communications services for Wisconsin’s first responders using the FirstNet® network.