The Indiana Broadband Office has designated Steuben County as an official Broadband Ready Community. The Broadband Ready Communities Program aims to encourage broadband development throughout Indiana.
“Every time a community becomes broadband ready, it’s a win for all Hoosiers. Congratulations to Steuben County on prioritizing broadband investment and continuing to market your community,” said Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Hoosiers across the state have found value and heightened quality of life with access to high-speed and reliable internet services. We recognize your great work.”
The Broadband Ready Community certification sends a signal to the telecommunication industry that a community has taken steps to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investment.
“The Steuben County Commissioners passed a resolution in October 2021 to become an Indiana Broadband Ready Community,” said Commissioner Wil Howard. “The Indiana Broadband Office has provided our community a valuable tool which will assist with the expansion of connectivity in Steuben County.”
The certification was approved by the Indiana Broadband Office after the county’s adoption of a Broadband Ready Community ordinance.