This morning, the president of AT&T Mississippi was joined by Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson and Jeff Busby, each representing the City of Oxford and Lafayette Board of Supervisors, as well as Jon Maynard, CEO of Oxford-Lafayette Economic Development Foundation to announce that the Max D. Hipp Industrial Park has been certified as AT&T Fiber Ready.
This park, located on County Road 166, will be the second industrial park in Mississippi to be “fiber ready” for its soon-to-arrive availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.
“AT&T is investing in high-speed Internet in urban and rural areas all across Mississippi using the latest wired and wireless technologies, and we are proud to highlight the Max D. Hipp Industrial Park as one of the many places in Mississippi where AT&T’s fiber infrastructure is in place and ready to help community leaders drive job creation,” said AT&T President Mayo Flynt.
As an Ole Miss graduate, Flynt has generational ties to Oxford and Ole Miss. Flynt’s father is also an Ole Miss graduate, who resides in Oxford and has been a active member of the Ole Miss Alumni Association. Flynt recognizes the importance of the fiber based industrial park in Oxford and Mississippi.
“Positive, pro-business policies embraced by elected officials continue to make our state a great place to invest, and I’m proud of the work our AT&T Mississippi employees have done deploying fiber and other infrastructure that delivers high-speed Internet access,” Flynt said. “Their hard work and skills, combined with millions of dollars in AT&T investment, enable Mississippians to connect and innovate.”
Mayor Patt Patterson sees great potential for future companies to invest in our area because of the fiber based industrial park.
“Oxford is sending a clear message that our area is connected. We’re deploying leading edge technology to provide market advantages to area businesses,” Mayor Patterson said. “The AT&T Fiber Ready certification allows us to confidently tell companies looking to locate or expand in Oxford that they can check the important high-speed connectivity box.”
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