Hello Morgan County!
The Purdue Broadband Team has begun a Broadband Initiative to help improve the broadband infrastructure for Indiana. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a map showing broadband availability across the United States. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will use this map to guide the distribution of funding for building broadband infrastructure through programs such as the $42.5 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. To make sure that the funding reaches areas that need broadband most, residents and businesses are being asked to look at the map and verify the information is correct. To do this, follow these three steps:
- Visit https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/ and type in your address
- Verify your address’s location, if it’s wrong submit a Location Challenge
- Validate your available broadband, if it’s wrong submit an Availability Challenge
Through taking these steps, you can do your part in getting funding to where broadband infrastructure is needed most.
For additional information on the Purdue Broadband Initiative follow this link: https://pcrd.purdue.edu/3-steps-to-bring-better-broadband-to-indiana/