Fiber project completed in Floyd County
Indiana-based Mainstream Fiber Networks on Monday announced the completion of a multi-year fiber project in Floyd County The $4.1 million project was supported by grant funding through the state’s Next Level Connections program.
Mainstream Fiber, headquartered in the Brown County town of Nashville, says the southern Indiana fiber network will serve more than 2,000 homes and nearly 400 businesses.
The internet service provider received a more than $2 million grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and the project earned a local match.
“We want to thank Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch for recognizing how access to reliable, affordable fiber optic internet service is a game changer for rural and other underserved communities,” Mainstream Fiber Networks CEO Bryan Gabriel said in a news release. “We are honored to play a role in getting more Hoosiers connected and will continue our mission to expand access to broadband infrastructure across Indiana.”
The completion of the Floyd County project comes more than a year after a similar project was completed in Benton County in northwest Indiana.
Together, the two projects total more than 180 miles of fiber infrastructure.