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Fulton County is the latest Indiana county to be designated as an official Broadband Ready Community. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Broadband Office say the certification notifies the telecommunications industry that a community has reduced barriers preventing infrastructure investment.

Lt. Governor Crouch says the state continues to focus on getting high-speed, reliable internet to unserved and underserved Hoosiers.

“Congratulations to Fulton County as it joins the more than 55 other Indiana communities that are now broadband ready. Other communities around our state have already benefited through the Broadband Ready Communities Program. I want to applaud Fulton County leaders who have taken these necessary steps to attract broadband investment,” said Crouch.

The Indiana Broadband Office and the Fulton County Commissioners adopted the certification ordinance.

“Providing our citizens with valuable infrastructure is a common goal and we are happy to be a part of Indiana counties moving forward as a Broadband Ready Community,” the Fulton County Council and Commissioners said in a joint statement.

Indiana Broadband Office Project Manager Earnie Holtrey says 2021 is continuing a record pace for community applications to the program.

“It is a pleasure to see the Fulton County commissioners and County council coordinate their efforts as they lead the county towards affordable and reliable connectivity. This is a special day for their residents, and we celebrate this designation with them,” said Holtrey.

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