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IBO Challenge Process Timeline

Indiana’s Challenge Process will begin on March 4, 2024. Challenges will now be accepted until April 17, 2024. The IBO has partnered with Ready.net, a software service that will provide a portal through which permissible challengers can register and submit challenges. Pre-registration is available here.

COSTQUEST LICENSE

IBO recommends permissible challengers to obtain a license as soon as possible

PRE-REGISTRATION

Pre-registration is open now. IBO recommends you register whether you intend to submit a challenge or not.

CHALLENGE PROCESS BEGINS

The Challenge Process begins on March 4, 2024.

SUBMIT CHALLENGES

Permissible challengers will have 44 days to submit challenges.

CHALLENGE PHASE ENDS

The Challenge Phase ends on April 17, 2024. The IBO will then move into the Rebuttal Phase.

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Pre-Registration is open for the Indiana BEAD Challenge Process!

The IBO has opened pre-registration for the Challenge Process. Pre-registration provides permissible challengers time to become familiar with the Challenge Portal interface before the official kickoff on March 4th. Challengers should utilize this time to work through their portal and reach out with any questions.

The IBO encourages any interested party to register whether you intend to submit a challenge or not.

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The IBO will be hosting open office hours this month.

These sessions are an open forum for permissible challengers and members of the public to ask the IBO questions about the work our office is doing, with a particular focus on the upcoming BEAD Challenge Process.

Sessions will be held from 2 - 3pm ET.

All are welcome during any session to speak with our broadband experts! See you there!

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BEAD Initial Proposal Volume I Approved

The Indiana Broadband Office is excited to announce it's Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program Initial Proposal Volume I has been approved by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

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Indiana Digital Equity Plan

Indiana’s Digital Equity Plan is Posted

Indiana has created the first statewide digital equity plan. The draft Digital Equity Plan is available in English and Spanish. It will be posted for a 30-day public comment period.

We encourage all Indiana residents, community organizations, businesses, local units of government, and other groups to review the document and submit comments to IBOPublicComment@iot.in.gov.

Review the Plan

Connecting Indiana Speed Test

More Participation | More Accurate Data | Faster Funding

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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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

BEAD Initial Proposal Volume 2


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.
View the Initial Proposal

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