May statement on broadband expansion funding for Jackson County Rural Electric Membership Corporation

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

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

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 21, 2019) – “Indiana continues to make progress in ensuring our rural residents have reliable access to broadband service so they can fully participate in an increasingly technical economy and connect to essential communication and information. Thank you to the Jackson County Rural Electric Membership Corporation and the state for their partnership in this critical infrastructure.”

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

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State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of
Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.
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