Another Indiana community has removed barriers that might inhibit the growth of broadband service. The Indiana Broadband Office says Jackson County is now designated as an official Broadband Ready Community. The program, which is administered through the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs, was created as a tool to encourage broadband development throughout Indiana.
OCRA says the the certification sends a signal to the telecommunication industry that a community has taken steps to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investment.
“Thanks in large part to Jackson County REMC, we feel as though Jackson County is at the forefront of the rural high-speed broadband initiative. We are excited to take yet another step forward in this initiative by obtaining the “Broadband Ready Community,” said Jackson County Board of Commissioners President Matt Reedy.
Jackson County is the 53rd community to achieve this designation.