Indiana county agrees broadband partnership

Vanderburgh County, Indiana, has agreed a $39m deal with a private provider to deliver high-speed fiber broadband to over 20,000 households and businesses.

The county has confirmed plans to invest $9.9m, while its partner on the deal, AT&T, will invest $29.7m to significantly expand high-speed internet coverage across the county.

“With one-third of the population of unincorporated Vanderburgh County without access to fixed broadband solutions, we’re acting swiftly to end the digital divide,” said Cheryl Musgrave, Commissioner, Vanderburgh County. 

“Working with AT&T will bring our residents fast broadband speeds using an efficient public-private model.”

The network is expected to be complete two years after a final agreement has been signed.