The Indiana Broadband Office says two more communities have been designated as broadband ready. The designation was created as a tool to encourage broadband development throughout Indiana.

State broadband officials say the city of Greensburg and Dekalb County received the certification, which means they took the necessary steps to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investments.

“We are excited for the opportunity to expand broadband in our community. Broadband is now viewed as an essential part of our infrastructure, especially with the transition to virtual meetings and e-learning in the past year,” said Greensburg Mayor Josh Marsh.

According to the Indiana Broadband Office, multiple applications to the program have been submitted each month since late spring.  More than 55 other Indiana communities have received the designation.