Eberhart statement on broadband expansion funding for Bartholomew, Jennings and Shelby counties

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, August 9, 2019 8:54 am

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) 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 Bartholomew, Jennings and Shelby, as part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program. Eberhart supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:

 STATEHOUSE (Aug. 9, 2019) – “This is a great opportunity for our communities. Not only will this benefit citizens, but it will also help local businesses grow and increase efficiency. As a business owner, I recognize the importance of having access to fast and reliable internet, and our community is grateful for this project and the many benefits it will bring,” Eberhart said.

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Bartholomew, Jennings and Shelby counties

This project will serve approximately 366 unserved households and 135 unserved businesses, in primarily rural portions of Bartholomew, Jennings and Shelby counties in southeastern Indiana. The requested grant amount is $2.8 million with a local match of $2.9 million, for a total project cost of more than $5.7 million.

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

 

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 State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents House District 57,

which includes Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.

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