The Indiana Broadband Office has designated Union County as an official Broadband Ready Community. The Broadband Ready Communities Program was created to encourage broadband development throughout the state.
“Our administration continues to advocate on behalf of communities to have reliable, high-speed and affordable connectivity for underserved and unserved Hoosiers,” said Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch. “Leaders in Union County have already taken steps to expand internet opportunities to residents by installing hotspots at the courthouse around downtown Liberty. We are energized by the many cities, counties and towns throughout the state collaborating on behalf of their citizens.”
The certification was approved following the Union County Commissioners adoption of a Broadband Ready Community ordinance.
“A 21st century economy demands that this aspect of infrastructure be firmly in place to promote development and to aid quality of place,” said Tim Williams, president of the Union County Board of Commissioners. “In short, it says that Union County is open for business, and prepares us to compete on a level playing field. Once Charter Communications completes their work, Union County will have 90% broadband coverage.”