Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Broadband Office announced Tuesday that La Porte County is now designated as an official Broadband Ready Community. The Broadband Ready Communities Program was created as a tool to encourage broadband development throughout Indiana.

The Broadband Ready Community certification sends a signal to the telecommunication industry that a community has taken steps to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investment. 

The certification was approved by the Indiana Broadband Office following the La Porte County Commissioners adoption of a Broadband Ready Community ordinance.

According to Earnie Holtrey, Project Manager at the Indiana Broadband Office, La Porte County is the first Broadband Ready Community certified in 2022.

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