The Indiana Connectivity Program has awarded more than $650,000 in grant funding to expand broadband access in rural areas across 40 counties. The program, which launched last September, is designed to help more Hoosier residents and business owners connect to reliable high-speed internet.
The program allows homeowners and business owners with no or unreliable internet service to apply for better connections.
“We are empowering Hoosiers and giving them a voice to express their need for broadband service, helping expand broadband to more people across the state,” said Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch. “This program is still available for Hoosiers to apply, and I encourage them to submit their address.”
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs says the newly-awarded funding will provide broadband access to 253 addresses, including 246 households and seven businesses. Internet providers carrying out the projects are matching over $1.5 million for a total investment of $2.2 million.
“Over two hundred and fifty rural households and businesses will soon have reliable internet as a result of this program,” said OCRA Executive Director Denny Spinner. “This will have a great impact on these Hoosier’s everyday lives, whether it be having the ability to work and learn remotely, shop online, or connect virtually with family and friends.”
You can connect to a list of providers granted funding by clicking here.