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The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network has received $400,000 from Indiana University Health to help improve rural broadband access in west-central Indiana through a variety of technologies.

The organizations say the pandemic illustrated the importance of the ability to have broadband access, whether it’s for remote workers, students, or telehealth medicine.

WHIN recently announced a pilot project in Warren County to demonstrate the performance of next-generation wireless technology in difficult terrain. WHIN says residents and businesses will benefit as WHIN makes its technology available to service providers to include in their offerings to customers.

“WHIN deeply appreciates IU Health’s support,” says WHIN CEO Johnny Park. “Our unique role in helping make innovative wireless broadband technology and network design available to underserved rural communities quickly, while our counties continue to work toward more fiber deployment, will help IU Health serve its patients better now.”