Holcomb announces Next Level Broadband grant program

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INDIANAPOLIS (WOWO): Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb today announced a massive investment in the state’s internet infrastructure.

Calling it the largest single state investment in broadband, the Next Level Broadband Program will dedicate $100-million to “bridge the digital divide” in rural areas across the state.

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will oversee the application program while the Indiana Department of Transportation will administer grant funding and provide technical support. Broadband providers can apply for up to $5-million to expand service to unserved areas if they provide at least a 20% match.

The service needs to provide download speeds of at least 10 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 1 Mbps.

Applications and more information can be found here. The deadline for applications is April 5th by 4pm.

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