DeLaney praises additional federal investment in Hoosier broadband connectivity
INDIANAPOLIS – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Indiana will receive $187 million in broadband connectivity funding through the American Rescue Plan. As one of five states awarded broadband funding from the Capital Projects Fund, Indiana comprises 50,000 of the estimated 90,000 homes and businesses that will be connected to high-speed internet through this funding.
Rep. Ed DeLaney (D-Indianapolis) issued the following statement praising the move and calling for further action:
“I am thankful the Biden administration recognizes that every American, regardless of zip code, can benefit from access to high-speed internet and the educational opportunities it provides. At $187 million, this funding will connect households and businesses that lack high-speed internet in Indiana. The legislature should set aside a portion of our surplus to further incentivize private efforts and to build on this federal funding.”