The Indiana Broadband Office has designated Pike County as an official Broadband Ready Community. The Broadband Ready Communities Program aims to encourage broadband development throughout the Hoosier State.
“We remain committed to finding opportunities to bring reliable and high-speed internet to unserved and underserved Hoosiers across the state,” said Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch. “Communities have been leading these efforts, and today Pike County joins a long list of certified Broadband Ready Communities. Congratulations to Pike County leaders for investing in your community and residents.”
The certification sends a signal to the telecommunication industry that a community is working to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investment.
“Being designated as a broadband ready community validates the work of the Pike County Broadband Taskforce,” said Mark Flint, president of the Pike County Commissioners. “Pike County has more than $12 million of broadband infrastructure being deployed throughout the county. It’s critical for Pike County’s residents and businesses to have quality broadband and this is a great step to have the county fully covered with high-speed broadband.”
The certification was approved following the Pike County Commissioners adoption of a Broadband Ready Community ordinance.