FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jesse Cordray, Press Secretary
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2020) — Four rural broadband projects to improve internet service in Senate District 42 were recently awarded grant funding through the second round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg).
"As technology continues to advance our daily lives, it is vital rural communities have the same access to internet that urban and suburban communities do," Leising said. "Rural communities contribute immensely to our state's bottom line, so letting rural communities live in darkness can no longer be tolerated. As a proud resident of rural Indiana, I will continue to advocate for broadband funding in our state's next budget."
The following broadband companies serving SD 42 received funding in the latest announcement:
In 2019, the Indiana General Assembly appropriated $100 million to the governor's Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program – the largest single state investment in the nation. Since August 2019, the state has invested $79 million, with projects in SD 42 receiving more than $8 million.
For further information on the program, click here.