Residents and businesses in the Montgomery County town of Darlington now have access to broadband internet. Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has completed a 10-mile-long fiber build from Crawfordsville to the town of about 800 people.
“The Town of Darlington has been without a broadband provider for many years,” said Kim Carpenter, president of the Town Council.
In partnership with the state’s Next Level Connections Broadband grant program, Comcast installed the new fiber line along State Road 47. The telecommunications company will provide up to 1.2 Gigabits-per-second internet to nearly 350 Hoosier households.
“Now that Comcast and the State of Indiana have chosen to invest in our community, it will allow our children to learn remotely, parents to work remotely or possibly start that home-based business, and it will provide the services our businesses need to succeed,” said Carpenter.
Residential customers will be able to sign up for a variety of Xfinity services. Low-income families can get broadband for as long as $9.95/month.