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Twenty-one graduate electric lineworker apprenticeship program

Twenty-one 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.

Indiana’s electric cooperatives to complete nearly 50 unique service projects

Indiana’s electric cooperatives will host the fifth annual “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day” Friday, Oct. 12. Twenty-six of Indiana’s electric cooperatives will complete a project that meets a specific need within their service area. Working side-by-side, Indiana’s electric cooperatives will  …Read More.

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.