Gov Holcomb announces more than $81 million broadband expansion

Governor Eric Holcomb (R-IN) announced an additional $81.5 million in the final round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program. The fourth round of the grant program leveraged 17 telecommunications providers and utility cooperatives contributing more than $135 million in matching funds, resulting in more than $216 million total investment for broadband. By providing a 20 percent match, broadband service providers and utility cooperatives can apply for up to $5 million to expand service to unserved areas. The Next Level Connections Broadband Grant  Program has awarded $328 million to connect more than 102,000 homes and commercial locations by funding broadband infrastructure projects. Since 2018, the state has leveraged more than $426 million in private and local investment. Connectivity projects will have been completed in 88 of Indiana’s 92 counties through all rounds of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program.

Gov. Holcomb announces more than $81 million broadband expansion