Negele: Over $16M broadband grant awarded to support local communities, connect more Hoosiers

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:15 pm

Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) in your coverage of Thursday's event in Linden where Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch presented a check to Tipmont REMC for more than $16.4 million from the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program to the electric utility company. Negele spoke during the event about the importance of broadband expansion in surrounding areas as well as across the state:

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 23, 2020) – "We have watched broadband connectivity go from a luxury to a necessity, and that’s why we have to expand broadband's reach to more Hoosiers. Cooperatives, like the Tipmont REMC, can bridge the gap between rural communities and reliable, affordable internet access. The pandemic highlighted the needs of the underserved and unserved areas in our communities and state, and I am committed to working on solutions that help connect more people to this critical resource."  

Click here for the full announcement and list of local projects.   

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State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents House District 13,
which includes all of Benton County, and portions of Fountain, Jasper,
Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties. 
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Photo Caption: State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) speaks at Tipmont REMC about the need for broadband expansion in local communities and across Indiana. Tipmont REMC recently received more than $16.4 million from the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program to help connect more Hoosiers.