Officials hope Creekside Corporate Park’s ‘Fiber Ready’ status brings business

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By Heather Lusk

Creekside Corporate Park is now officially Fiber Ready, thanks to an investment by AT&T to create an infrastructure that town officials hope will lure businesses to Zionsville’s office park.

From left, Boone County EDC Business Development Manager Ben Worrell, Zionsville Planning and Economic Development Director Wayne DeLong, State Rep. Donna Schaibley, Mayor Tim Haak and AT&T Indiana President Bill Soards celebrate Creekside Corporate Park becoming Fiber Ready. (Photo by Heather Lusk)

From left, Boone County EDC Business Development Manager Ben Worrell, Zionsville Planning and Economic Development Director Wayne DeLong, State Rep. Donna Schaibley, Mayor Tim Haak and AT&T Indiana President Bill Soards celebrate Creekside Corporate Park becoming Fiber Ready. (Photo by Heather Lusk)

The Fiber Ready Certification was established by AT&T nine months ago to help attract employers to Indiana communities. Creekside Corporate Park is the second business park in Boone County to receive the designation after Lebanon Business Park received it in June. It is among 10 designated sites across the state.

“The world we live in continues to change,” AT&T Indiana President Bill Soards said. “The way we communicate, the technology which we use to communicate is changing by the hour.”

“Fiber optics is becoming the life blood for businesses,” he said, adding that the designation is part of the nearly $2 billion investment made by AT&T in the last three years in fiber optic and broadband networks in Indiana.

Soards, a Zionsville resident, said the fiber was laid at Creekside Corporate Park within the last month and is almost complete.

“It’s infrastructure that you can’t see, but it’s critical,” Soards said. “Creekside Corporate Park is ready to be connected.”

The connectivity will allow businesses to have real time video, voice and security and is scalable based on the number of businesses and employees who occupy the park.

Soards presented the Fiber Ready certificate to local representatives Oct. 25, including Zionsville Mayor Tim Haak and State Rep. Donna Schaibley.

“The addition of fiber facilities to Creekside provides advanced services to those who need them,” Schaibley said. “Indiana needs to have cutting edge infrastructure to compete for these businesses.”


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