Today at the Cotton Creek Cullman, the Alabama Fiber Network held a celebration to commemorate the launch of their middle-mile broadband service in Alabama.

Many guests attended, including several Alabama elected officials. Governor Kay Ivey was one of the officials at the event.

The ceremony introduced AFN’s new CEO Terry Metze Jr., who joined the team earlier this summer. It also announced Sprout Fiber Internet as the network’s first last-mile customer.

At the event, attendees learned of the economic impact the AFN will have on the state. The network will create 4,112 new jobs and produce $657 million according to IMPLAN.

This network is crucial in providing reliable internet access to everyone as outlined in the BeLinked plan by Governor Ivey and the Alabama Legislature. The network will span over 5000 miles and extend to all counties in the state.

“Today’s event is a testament to our, commitment for all Alabamians to have access to reliable, high-speed internet,” says Tom Stackhouse, AFN board chairman.

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