Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp (left) and Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield (right) were among those speaking at the announcement.
Several dozen people from across Todd County and elsewhere gathered in the old Todd County Courthouse on the square this morning for a major announcement concerning 3G cell phone service in the city of Elkton.
Only those AT&T customers in southern Todd County could quickly access the internet on their mobile devices up until Thursday when the company flipped the switch for service in Elkton.
AT&T Kentucky President Mary Pat Reagan made the official announcement, which included the news that Clifty and Russellville also now have 3G.
State Senator Joey Pendleton and Representative Martha Jane King have worked hard the last few years trying to get better service in Todd County, though Senator Pendleton acknowledged he never expected it to come so quickly.
Representative King thanked AT&T for working so closely with local officials and said the nearly instantaneous access to the rest of the world is a bridge that Todd County doesn’t have to build.
AT&T officials also announced plans to bring 4G speeds to all three tower sites in Todd County in the not too distant future. Todd County Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield, Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp, Guthrie Mayor Scott Marshall, Trenton Mayor Joann Holder and school system superintendent Mike Kenner were also in attendance.