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Leising: Request rural broadband access

Contact: Kellyn Harrison, Press Secretary

Leising: Request rural broadband access

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 26, 2023) – The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs is inviting residents to apply to receive broadband access through the Indiana Connectivity Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg).

Unserved or underserved homeowners or business owners can apply by creating an account for the Next Level Connections portal and entering their information for consideration in receiving extended broadband service. Eligible residents can also register by phone at 833-639-8522 or by mail at Indiana Broadband Connect Center, The Office of Community and Rural Affairs, 1 N. Capitol Ave., Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

"Reliable broadband access is important in supporting Indiana's business environment and quality of life," Leising said. "The state continuously invests in local projects to improve internet access for Indiana families and keep pace with the demands of technology. If you are unserved or underserved in broadband access, I strongly encourage you to apply for consideration."

Internet service providers will review locations listed in applications and submit bids to the state. The state will evaluate bids and make awards to providers whose bid presents the lowest cost per Mbps to the state for extension of the service.

To learn more and apply, click here.


State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) represents Senate District 42, which includes Decatur, Fayette, Ripley and Rush counties, and portions of Franklin, Jennings and Shelby counties.

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