Bacon statement on broadband expansion funding for Spencer County

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:00 pm

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of $22.1 million in funding for broadband expansion projects across the state. This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 4,800 homes and commercial locations in 12 counties, including Spencer, as part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program. Bacon supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 8, 2019) – “From finding a job, to studying in school and staying in touch with family and friends, the internet has become an essential part of our lives. This is great news for our community because this initiative will provide broadband access to over 3,000 unserved households and businesses in Spencer County. This will not only make a difference for everyday Hoosiers, but will also open opportunities for job creators and stimulate growth in our economy.”

Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Spencer County
This project will serve approximately 1,578 unserved households and 176 unserved businesses in primarily rural portions of Spencer County. The requested grant amount is $5 million with a local match of more than $6 million for a total project cost of more than $11 million.

Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Spencer County
This project will serve approximately 747 unserved households and 187 unserved businesses in Spencer County. The requested grant amount is nearly $5 million with a local match of more than $1.3 million, for a total project cost of more than $6.3 million.

Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Spencer County
This project will serve approximately 473 unserved households and 53 unserved businesses in Spencer County. The requested grant amount is nearly $3.5 million with a local match of nearly $919,000 for a total project cost of nearly $4.4 million.

For a copy of the governor’s full announcement, click here. 

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State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75, 
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

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