Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) 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 Tippecanoe, as part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program. Negele supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 8, 2019) – “Access to fast, reliable internet is critical to the growth and success of schools and businesses alike. Without a dependable broadband network in rural communities, many families and businesses are disconnected from the rest of the state. This funding will not only help those individuals in our community, but also serve as an important step forward in our mission to provide dependable internet to Hoosiers throughout Indiana.”
The project will serve 27 unserved households and three unserved businesses in northwestern Tippecanoe County to include portions of Shelby Township. The requested grant amount is more than $444,000 with a local match is more than $118,000 for a total project cost of more than $562,000.
For a copy of the governor’s full announcement, click here.
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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