U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) announced $6,500,000 in federal grant dollars to Decatur County to upgrade broadband service. This Rural Development investment will be used to connect 372 consumers, and build and improve 101 miles of line.
Pence has consistently fought for and supported measures to improve rural technology in his district and across the nation, urging support for America’s rural communities and introducing legislation to improve broadband access.
“Without access to broadband, entire communities are being left behind,” said Congressman Pence. “Access to a viable broadband connection impacts nearly every rural community and industry in the nation, from agriculture to health care and medicine. Connecting our rural communities is one of my top priorities, and with this grant, we are one step closer to closing the digital divide.”