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Shelby among counties to benefit from rural broadband funding

Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced $22.1 million in funding for 11 broadband expansion infrastructure projects across the state as a part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program.

 

This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 4,800 homes and commercial locations in 12 counties.

 

The $100 million Next Level Broadband program is the largest single state investment in broadband. For the initial round of funding, service providers could apply for up to $5 million per project to expand service to unserved areas if they provided at least a 20 percent match.

 

Among the applicants to provide unserved areas levels of up to one-gigabyte download and upload service:

 

Miles Communication Corporation
Bartholomew, Jennings and Shelby counties
This project will serve approximately 366 unserved households and 135 unserved businesses, in primarily rural portions of Bartholomew, Jennings and Shelby counties.

The requested grant amount is $2.8 million with a local match of $2.9 million, for a total project cost of more than $5.7 million.

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