Next Level Connections Round 3 awarded $189 million to fund 154 broadband projects, expanding broadband access to 52,900 homes and businesses. A map marking Round 3 awards can be found here.
In total, rounds one, two and three of the program have awarded $268 million across 83 counties to provide broadband access to more than 74,800 homes and commercial locations. A map marking all three rounds can be found here.
The following applicants will provide broadband service in unserved areas throughout Indiana in the third round:
*Please note: Anchor institutions can include schools, rural health clinics, municipally-owned buildings, etc.
*Affordability was considered as part of the scoring matrix in awarding Next Level Connections Broadband Grants.
Scorers were tasked with consideration of the criteria mentioned in the application instruction; Service offerings and price points reflect to meet economically disadvantaged student households; upload speeds that reflect circumstances of increased remote learning; special rates and discounts for devices that enable remote learning; offerings that enable purchase of unbundled internet as reasonable prices.