AT&T Expands Fiber Network to Help Close Digital Divide in the Newton County Area

Staff Report

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Continuing our efforts to help close the digital divide and connect people wherever they live and work, AT&T is expanding our superfast fiber network to serve more residential and small business locations across the Newton County area.

This week, AT&T announced the expansion of AT&T Fiber in parts of Newton County. With this addition AT&T Fiber is now available to the more than 16,000 customer locations across Newton County, including the Covington Town Center.

“Access to high-speed internet is critical for everyday life – everything from health care to education requires a reliable connection,” said Marcello Baines, Chairman, Newton County Board of Commissioners. “This new fiber availability from AT&T will help bring connectivity to more Newton County residents and businesses, help close the digital divide for those who need it most and give them an opportunity to succeed in our modern, digital world.”

“AT&T’s investment is exactly the type of investment we encourage to foster economic prosperity across Newton County,” said Lanier Sims, Chairman, Newton County Industrial Development Authority. “We look forward to the new possibilities that this expanded connectivity will unlock for our business community.”

 “As we work to create a vibrant business community in Covington and Newton County, closing the digital divide is a top priority,” said Debbie Harper, President & CEO, Newton County Chamber of Commerce. “AT&T’s efforts to expand access to broadband and provide a reliable internet connection for our community will help local businesses, both large and small, to stay competitive in today’s economy.”

The expanded network will give more customers access to super-fast internet speeds up to 5-Gigs. You can sign up to be notified when AT&T Fiber is available to your address through

This expansion compliments the availability of AT&T Fiber across Covington Town Center’s 180-acre mixed-use development that was announced last year. In addition to serving consumers and small businesses, AT&T Fiber will also serve the variety of enterprises onsite with scalable network services and security solutions designed to fit their IT needs.

AT&T is committed to connecting more Americans to reliable, high-speed internet in several ways, including expanding and upgrading our network and participating in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible households with a benefit of up to $30 a month (up to $75 a month on qualifying Tribal lands) to reduce the cost of internet service and can be applied to AT&T Fiber, where available. Or use it toward Access from AT&T, offering speeds up to 100Mbps for $0 after the ACP benefit is applied. After confirming ACP eligibility, those who qualify can go to or call us at 866-986-0963 to sign up for service. Have your ACP application ID handy. 

“We are committed to help close the digital divide across Georgia by expanding our fiber footprint and delivering high-speed internet that keeps our communities connected,” said Brian Barfield, Regional Director of External Affairs, AT&T Georgia. “We are proud to invest in Newton County, bringing the modern, high-speed network infrastructure necessary in today’s economy.”

AT&T Fiber, now delivering speeds of up to 5-Gigs1, is truly internet that upgrades everything. Offering consumers consistently fast speeds paired with network reliability, AT&T Fiber supports the powerfully interconnected home, work and family life. Our straightforward pricing eliminates annual contracts, data caps, equipment fees and price increases at 12 months, for all new customers. Plus, AT&T ActiveArmorSM 24/7 proactive internet security is included with all plans and helps block malicious threats from ever reaching your devices.  AT&T All-Fi is also included for a powerful connection you can rely on, including our best Wi-Fi, unlimited data and an easy app. 

For more information and to check availability for all speed tiers of AT&T Fiber from 300 Mbps up to 5-Gigs, visit For additional details regarding our Access from AT&T program, please check out