Next Level Broadband Grant

Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch presents a check to NineStar Connect and Henry County REMC from the State of Indiana’s Next Level Broadband Grant Program.  The Next Level Broadband Grant Program is the largest single state investment in broadband. The NineStar Connect and Henry County REMC project will serve 70 unserved rural households and 10 businesses. The requested grant amount is $361,711, with a local match of more than $194,767, for a total project cost of $556,478.  The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, administers and oversees the program.  In her remarks Lt. Governor Crouch stated “In a time where Hoosiers are having to adjust their lifestyles due to COVID-19, it’s imperative that we connect as many Hoosiers as possible, Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Connections initiative is a significant step toward bridging the digital divide and bringing greater opportunities for all Hoosiers.”

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