Ellington statement on broadband expansion funding for Monroe County

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, November 21, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of an additional $6.3 million in funding for broadband expansion projects across the state. Locally, $5.2 million in funding will help over 1,000 households across Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Jennings, Lawrence, Monroe, Scott and Washington counties. Ellington supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 21, 2019) – “It’s vital that our rural citizens have access to dependable broadband service that those in urban areas already benefit from. Expanding this critical infrastructure helps all Hoosiers by raising our quality of life.”

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

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State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) represents House District 62, which includes
portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.
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