As part of AT&T’s continuing effort to drive economic development and investment in Michigan, AT&T today joined representatives from the Troy Chamber of Commerce, HTC Global Services and both state and local elected officials to announce the Centennial is now designated AT&T Fiber Ready.
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.
“I’m thrilled that we can now include the Centennial as part of a growing list of business locations in Michigan with access to AT&T’s fiber-optic infrastructure,” said Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan. “With a Fiber Ready designation, the Centennial can market itself to business leaders as a world-class building with access to all the tools businesses need to growth and thrive.”
In today’s world, connectivity is vital to new employers and businesses of every type.
AT&T has been deploying high-speed, fiber-optic infrastructure across Michigan for years, and the AT&T Fiber Ready designation was developed as a tool for economic development leaders to highlight the assets available in their facilities.
“In the business community, the communication infrastructure that connects us is just as crucial as the roads and bridges that serve the same purpose,” said Dane Slater, Mayor of Troy. “When considering expansion or relocation, top-quality fiber optic infrastructure is always at the top of any business leader’s checklist. With the AT&T Fiber Ready designation, the Centennial now has the tools in place it needs to be competitive in attracting new business and investment to the area.”
Deputy Oakland County Executive Matt Gibb echoed Slater’s remarks.
“Here in Oakland County, we have always made a tremendous effort to be a business-friendly community and I think it’s clear we’re succeeding on that front,” Gibb said. “State and local officials have worked hard to cultivate an environment where businesses can thrive, and with AT&T’s help, we’re taking Oakland County to new heights”
Local leaders were pleased to welcome Congressman Dave Trott (R-11) to today’s certification announcement. Trott noted the Fiber Ready designation helps shine a light on the high-tech infrastructure needs of today’s businesses.
“In today’s economy, business leaders increasingly need access to high-speed, reliable and secure internet connectivity,” Trott said. “With this Fiber Ready designation, the Centennial now has a communication infrastructure capable of attracting new high-tech, high-paying jobs to our area. This is good news for Troy and all of Southeast Michigan.”