The Indiana Broadband Office has designated Clinton County as a Broadband Ready Community. The designation means the county has taken steps to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investment.
The certification was approved after the Clinton County Commissioners adopted a Broadband Ready Community ordinance.
“Good internet connectivity is essential to sustain and grow strong economic development in a rural area.” said Shan Sheridan, executive director at Clinton County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. “Clinton County is pleased to be a part of these designated like-minded communities in strengthening broadband coverage to serve rural areas with great potential for growth.”
The Broadband Ready Communities Program was created to encourage broadband development throughout the state.
“The momentum continues with another community added to the state’s running list of Broadband Ready Communities,” said Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch. “Today is a special celebration recognizing Clinton County as a Broadband Ready Community. Congratulations, Clinton County leaders, for your willingness to bring heightened quality of life and investment opportunities to your community. This is truly a celebratory day.”
In 2021, 18 communities were given the designation. Clinton County is the 60th Broadband Ready Community overall.