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Indiana’s electric cooperatives applaud Gov. Holcomb’s commitment to expanding rural broadband

Governor announces $100 million in state funding to 'bridge digital divide'

Indiana’s electric cooperatives applaud today’s announcement at South Central Indiana REMC by Gov. Eric Holcomb that he has allocated $100 million toward rural broadband expansion as part of his Next Level Connections infrastructure plan. “Over the last two years, Gov.  …Read More.

$12 billion in benefit if Indiana closes rural digital divide

State and federal funding necessary to fill the gap

A study released Monday by the Purdue Center for Regional Development estimates Indiana could gain nearly $12 billion in economic benefits if broadband were deployed in the rural areas of the state. The report, commissioned by Indiana Electric Cooperatives and  …Read More.

Twelve graduate electric lineworker apprenticeship program

Twelve lineworkers graduated Saturday from Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ apprenticeship program, Rural Electric Apprentice Program (REAP). REAP is a four-year program that professionally trains apprentice lineworkers from across Indiana. Graduates complete 576 hours of classroom-related study and 8,000 hours of on-the-job  …Read More.