AT&T has announced the availability of its mobile broadband network in the Isom, Gordon and Whitesburg areas of Letcher County, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and applications to customers in the area.
“As more and more eastern Kentuckians rely on their mobile devices for information and connectivity, they must have faster wireless connections. Investments in mobile Internet technologies foster economic growth in areas like small business, hightech manufacturing, health care and education,” said State Representative Leslie Combs.
“This part of the state needs faster broadband service and I’m glad to see these network improvements in our area,” said State Senator Johnny Ray Turner. “Broadband is vital for educational attainment, growing local businesses and healthcare advances. I will continue to advocate for progressive public policies that help bring faster broadband and better wireless coverage throughout my district.”
“Adding better broadband and wireless service to a community today is almost as significant as building a new road, bridge or railway 30 years ago,” said Hal Goode, president and chief executive officer of the Kentucky Association of Economic Development. “The way we communicate and do business depends on this new wireless infrastructure, so Kentucky must do all it can to encourage more investment through modernization of our telecommunications laws.”
“For many consumers, especially rural residents with access to only satellite and dial-up broadband service, mobile Internet provides high speed Internet access that fits their needs and provides broadband service like that available in larger cities,” said Amy Scarborough, AT&T regional director, eastern Kentucky.