Indiana Director of Broadband Opportunities Scott Rudd has been appointed to the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, which is under the umbrella of the Federal Communications Commission. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made the appointment. 

"I am excited to start working on the larger picture of how best to address the broadband discrepancies in our state and country," Rudd said. "It is truly an honor to be asked to sit on such an important committee, and I am ready to get to work and make significant progress in increasing Internet availability for Indiana and throughout the country."

The advisory committee was formed to work on specific issues:

How to best improve broadband infrastructure before a disaster occurs and how to use strategies during and after the response to a disaster to minimize broadband network downtime;

Find ways to encourage the deployment of high-speed broadband infrastructure and services to low-income communities; and

Make job skills training and development opportunities more widely available.

The committee's first meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. June 13. Click here for more information.