Current: “The ICP program is supported through the Boone County Commissioners’ $2 million commitment of American Rescue Plan Act funds that leverage partnerships with broadband providers”
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the brighter future the American Rescue Plan is STILL creating for Boone County. Thanks the COVID-19 relief law, about $2 million will be used to expand broadband internet throughout the county. This is a part of the overall $250 million investment the Rescue Plan is delivering for the Hoosier State. These investments will create a brighter future for Hoosiers, and it was Indiana Democrats who got it done.
In contrast, the Indiana Republican Party – including Jim Baird and Todd Young – said “NO” to this brighter future. Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer called this project “socialism” – claiming the Republicans’ opposition was a “great campaign to run on”. The Indiana GOP’s opposition to the kitchen-table issues is another reminder they have no plan for Indiana’s future – just abiding by an extremist agenda, like making abortion access against the law.
Here’s a look at how the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for Hoosiers in Boone County:
Current: Boone County to continue broadband upgrades
Broadband upgrades will continue throughout Boone County. The project is part of Indiana’s Next Level Connections Grant Program and includes just under $2 million for upgrades to broadband infrastructure. The grants were awarded to Charter Communications. […]
The ICP program is supported through the Boone County Commissioners’ $2 million commitment of American Rescue Plan Act funds that leverage partnerships with broadband providers, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Boone County. The funds will ensure rapid deployment of broadband connectivity within Boone County. […]
Indiana will invest $270 million toward improving broadband access and adoption across the state. For more, visit in.gov/ocra/nlc/.