New law allows broadband expansion in rural Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana’s electric cooperatives now have the go-ahead to extend fiber lines to bring broadband service to more rural parts of the state.

Electric cooperatives’ officials joined Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday in a ceremonial signing of a new law allowing the expansion.

Tom VanParis, CEO of Indiana Electric Cooperatives, said in a news release that much of the state lacks quality internet options.

The cooperatives, the state’s second-largest electricity provider, serves 1.3 million Hoosiers.

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