Kendall County, Illinois Receives $15 Million for Broadband

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A $15 million grant from the Illinois Office of Broadband will make Kendall County’s plan to provide high-speed internet to nearly all residents of the County possible. Kendall County announced that with the grant award, it intends to develop a public-private partnership that will result in more than $40 million in investment in a community-owned broadband network. The network will provide broadband access to portions of the County not currently served high-speed internet, allow for an expanded public safety communication network, provide the best and most cost-effective access to other government agencies, and support economic development. More than 1,900 homes in Kendall County are considered unserved or underserved with internet access. The Connect Kendall County Commission was established in 2023 by the County Board to study connectivity and ways to deliver high-speed internet across Kendall County. As part of the public-private partnership, Pivot Tech plans to bring more than $25 million in additional private capital and project-based revenue bonds to finance the project.

County receives $15 million for broadband