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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrate completion of latest GUMBO project and fiber expansion in Minden

by Amber McDown

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held in Dixie Inn and Minden on the morning of March 22 to mark the collaboration between the state of Louisiana and AT&T* on a plan to bring a state-of-the-art fiber network to homes, businesses, and farms in parts of thirteen Louisiana parishes. The $22 million project is contingent upon a final contract between the state of Louisiana and AT&T, with the telecom giant boasting extensive experience deploying fiber-optics across Louisiana.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony in Dixie Inn celebrated the completion of AT&T’s latest GUMBO project. GUMBO, or Granting Unserved Municipalities Broadband Opportunities, is a program aimed at helping internet providers facilitate the deployment of broadband service to unserved areas of the state. Another ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at City Hall in Minden to celebrate the expansion of AT&T’s fiber network in the Minden area, which is AT&T’s private investment and not funded through the GUMBO grant.

Mayors and council members from both Minden and Dixie Inn, along with representatives from AT&T, were present at each of the ceremonies.

AT&T Fiber, known for being the fastest among major providers, offers symmetrical speeds of up to 5-Gigs on downloads and uploads. This enhancement in speeds and bandwidth allows customers to connect multiple devices, stream multiple entertainment sources, quickly upload content to social media, and experience ultra-low lag for pro-level gaming – all simultaneously.

Residents and businesses interested in learning more about AT&T Fiber can visit att.com/fiber and sign up to be notified when service will be available at their address at att.com/notifyme.

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