Heaton statement on broadband expansion funding for Monroe County

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, November 22, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) 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. Heaton supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2019) – “Monroe County is home to some of Indiana’s most innovative companies and citizens, yet some of our neighbors lack reliable access to essential broadband internet. It’s imperative that we bring the entire state up to par on a resource required to succeed economically and communicate effectively.”

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

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State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) represents House District 46,
which includes portions of Clay, Monroe, Owen and Vigo counties.
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