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FCC Map Challenge

Less than 2 months to submit challenges.

After January 13, 2023, FCC/NTIA will create an updated map and calculate how much funding for broadband Indiana will receive.

Although public challenges to the map will be accepted on a rolling basis, there is a short window for a challenge to affect the BEAD funding allocation formula. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recommends submitting challenges before January 13 to make it into the version that will be used to set the state BEAD allocation, which will be announced by June 30, 2023. If the full scope of unserved locations in a state is not reflected on the map by that time, that state might not receive its full share of funding.

To learn more and download our one-sheeter, click below.

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Southeast Indiana Digital Inclusion Plan

What is Digital Inclusion?

Digital inclusion ensures everybody (children, seniors, minorities, small businesses, and workers to name a few) have access to affordable and adequate internet connectivity, reliable devices, sufficient digital skills and literacy, and customized support to prosper in the digital age.

The Mission

The mission is to create a regional environment where all southeast Indiana citizens and businesses thrive through connectivity and digital inclusion.

Goal #1: Build/upgrade affordable, scalable, and future proof broadband throughout the community and improve adoption.
Goal #2: Ensure all residents have reasonable access to quality, affordable, and reliable devices as well as a trusted technical support to maintain, upgrade and use these devices
Goal #3: Provide a perpetual digital literacy ecosystem — multi-faceted across multiple technologies - offering support and equitable access to people of all ages and abilities for the region’s digital activities
Goal #4: Include connectivity, devices and digital skills into local and regional community and economic development strategies through public private partnerships, coordination, and assessments resulting in a sustainable digital equity ecosystem.

To learn more or view the plan, click here.

Indiana Connected Communities Survey

As a part of the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program in IIJA legislation, Indiana has been approved for funding to create a first ever State Digital Equity Plan. For this important work, the Indiana Broadband Office has partnered with Purdue Center for Regional Development to engage a task force, create an initial plan draft, and conduct community outreach and engagement.  However, we need your help. More data is needed to understand digital equity issues across the state. Please take a few minutes and complete the survey at the link below.

More activities take place online it is important that everyone has equal access so that all can take part in our society and economy. This is your opportunity to help Indiana become a state where digital equity is a reality.

Indiana Connected Communities Survey

Test Your Broadband Speed: Participate in the Indiana Speed Test

Indiana Farm Bureau formed the Indiana Broadband Strategic Partnership (IBSP) to help bring reliable broadband to the most unserved and underserved communities across the state. To help with this initiative, the IBSP also includes Cook Medical Group, Duke Energy Foundation, Indiana Association of Realtors, Radius Indiana and the Regional Opportunity Initiative.

This partnership will promote the Indiana Speed Test, a crowd-sourced internet speed test.

From this web site we can collect data about your broadband speed and create a map for your community that will help your community in efforts to get grants and other support to improve broadband for your community.  We need your help, click here to participate.

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