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The Indiana Broadband Office has designated another community as an official Broadband Ready Community. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch’s office says the program was created to encourage the development of broadband throughout the state.

The Broadband Ready Communities Program has approved the city of Wabash’ adoption of a Broadband Ready Community ordinance.

“The City of Wabash is blessed to be served by two Gigabit Speed internet providers, however there is always room to improve and provide competition in my mind! Wabash welcomes Broadband service providers to our community as we strive to be a great place to live, work, and play and create a climate that is attractive to potential businesses,” said Wabash Mayor Scott Long.

Indiana Broadband Office Project Manager Earnie Holtrey says several applications are submitted monthly by communities.

“The Indiana Broadband Office commends Mayor Long and the entire Wabash community. We stand ready to walk alongside the mayor to “Expose Wabash to the World and the World to Wabash.”  I can think of no better way to accomplish this than by continuing to encourage quality, affordable connectivity for all,” Holtrey said.