Inside Indiana Business
INDIANAPOLIS — Etna Green is now designated as a Broadband Ready Community.
The Indiana Broadband Office says the certification sends a signal that a community has taken steps to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investment.
The office says the Broadband Ready Communities Program was created as a tool to encourage broadband development throughout Indiana.
“Our administration remains focused on getting high-speed, reliable Internet service to unserved and underserved Hoosiers,” Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch said.
“Congratulations to the town of Etna Green as it joins dozens of other Indiana communities that are now broadband ready and looking to attract this critical investment. This designation comes at a great time as Indiana further invests in expanding broadband infrastructure.”
The certification was approved by the Indiana Broadband Office following the adoption of a Broadband Ready Community ordinance by the Etna Green Town Council.
“Our local leaders understand the importance of broadband availability to attract and retain residents and employers to our area,” said Susan Klinefelter, Etna Green Town Council member. “We know our community is well-positioned between Plymouth and Warsaw, so we are being proactive so that broadband providers will consider opportunities in our community. We look forward to working with IEDC, KEDCO, and other partners to make it easy to pursue these opportunities in Etna Green.”
Scott Rudd, director of the Indiana Broadband Office, says communities are passing Broadband Ready ordinances faster than ever.