AT&T has expanded internet access in communities throughout Louisiana to better serve residents in rural parts of 41 parishes.
With the service first available in the fall of 2017, our team has quickly deployed this service to more than 53,000 locations in rural Louisiana.
This rural high-speed Internet service – deployed as part of AT&T’s participation in the Connect America Fund – was first available in Louisiana in the fall of 2017 and delivers a high-speed internet connection to customers in areas that were previously unserved or underserved.
“It is vital that we continue to work with private industry to ensure that we are closing the digital divide in rural communities across Louisiana,” said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. “By doing so, we can support opportunities for residents in those communities to improve their careers, enhance their education, and expand their access to healthcare resources.”
Rural parts of the following 41 parishes in Louisiana are now eligible for this internet service from AT&T: Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, De Soto, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Helena, St. Landry, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Union, Vermillion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Carroll, West Feliciana, and Winn.
“Policy-makers in Louisiana have created a regulatory environment in the state that welcomes these critical investments in high-speed infrastructure, and it is important to economic development that we remain focused on encouraging private industry to bring more investments to this state that will drive business success and job creation,” said Michael Olivier, Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.
With nearly 1.7 million strand-miles of fiber-optics stretching across the state, AT&T has an unparalleled presence in Louisiana that provides essential connectivity for consumers and helps spur business success and job creation.
“The thousands of dedicated men and women who work for AT&T and call Louisiana home are proud to provide the connectivity Louisiana’s residents and businesses demand,” said Sonia Perez president–Southeast States, AT&T.
AT&T is also investing in research and development of new products, like AirGig, with a goal of eventually making gigabit-speed internet as widespread as electricity.