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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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BEAD Challenge Process

The Indiana Broadband Office is preparing for the BEAD Challenge Process. Indiana’s Challenge Process will begin on March 4, 2024, and all challenges must be submitted within a 30-day window. Challenges will be accepted until April 3, 2024. See what you can do to prepare for the Challenge Process.

COSTQUEST LICENSE

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

PRE-REGISTRATION

Begins in late February through Ready.net. More information coming soon.

CHALLENGE PROCESS BEGINS

The Challenge Process begins on March 4, 2024.

SUBMIT CHALLENGES

Permissible challengers will have 30 days to submit challenges.

CHALLENGE PHASE ENDS

The Challenge Phase ends on April 3, 2024. The IBO will then move into the Rebuttal Phase.

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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.

Tuesday, February 20
Thursday, February 22
Tuesday, February 27
Thursday, February 29

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

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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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