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IBO BEAD Initial Proposal Volume 2

BEAD Initial Proposal Volume 2 Available for Public Comment

The Indiana Broadband Office is currently determining how BEAD funds will be spent in the state. This is the last step before submission of the Initial Proposal documents. We encourage Indiana residents, community organizations, businesses, local units of government, and other groups to review the document and share your questions and comments.

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Indiana Broadband Office Listening Sessions Schedule

The IBO is hosting six listening sessions in different counties around the state to get local feedback on our Initial Proposal. We will use these sessions to review the Initial Proposal with the public and take comments, feedback, and questions from the participants. Even if you do not live in one of these six counties, we encourage you to come to whatever date and location work best for you.

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You can help Indiana Broadband identify gaps in broadband services by conducting internet speed tests. The more speed tests conducted by residents, the more accurate the data, which can lead to faster funding to communities that need broadband the most.

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Certification process for local communities to be designated by the state as broadband ready

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Broadband Ready Communities

Handbook crafted to help lead communities through the process of expanding connection and enhancing affordability.

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Steps to Success

Grant Programs designed to provide funds for deployment of broadband infrastructure throughout the state

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State, Federal, Association Resources, and list of Requests for Proposals (RFP's)

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Funding and Program Resources

Data-driven maps including FCC Broadband Deployment Map and Find Broadband in my Area Map

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Broadband has become an important part of quality of life, emphasizing convenience and connectivity - an educational campaign to promote positivity and awareness surrounding the broadband conversation.

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BEAD Initial Proposal Volume 1

The Indiana Broadband Office is currently determining how BEAD funds will be spent in the state. The first step towards this planning is the drafting and submission of the Initial Proposal document.
View the Initial Proposal

BEAD 5-Year Action Plan

Five-Year Plan submitted to The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) detailing the current state of broadband in Indiana, the State’s vision of broadband, and how the State plans to execute this vision.
Download the Plan

Indiana Broadband at Fiber Connect 2023

Earnie Holtrey emphasized fiber's impact extending across the community in sectors like agriculture, remote work, education, and telemedicine at the Fiber Broadband Association 2023.
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