NTIA has allocated $868M in BEAD funding to Indiana.
The Indiana Connectivity Program aims to connect residents and businesses that lack access to broadband internet service with service providers and assist in the expense of extending broadband to those locations.
Owners of residential and business locations unserved or underserved (access to actual speeds less than 100 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload) can apply for consideration by entering their information into the Next Level Connections portal to initiate their interest in receiving broadband internet service.
Internet Service Providers will have the opportunity to review these locations and submit bids to the state on the cost of providing service to these locations. OCRA will evaluate these bids and make awards to the providers whose bid presents the lowest cost per Mbps to the state for extension of the service.
Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program (NLC) is a competitive grant program designed to provide funding to extend broadband infrastructure and service to areas and locations currently lacking access to at least 25/3 Mbps. The program is designed to provide internet service with speeds of 100/100 Mbps symmetrical to households and businesses upon project completion. The program received an additional $203 million from the Treasury Capital Projects Fund.