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Help Make Internet Accessible

You can help Purdue's Broadband Team make internet accessible to everyone in our state!

The Basics:

  • The federal Broadband Equity, Adoption, and Deployment (BEAD) program is dispersing broadband funds.
  • Indiana is receiving close to $870 million from the federal government starting mid to late 2024.
  • A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) map will dictate where these funds go.

How You Can Help:

  • The Purdue Broadband Team's goal is to make Indiana's broadband map more accurate and help with broadband adoption. You can visit and share the following resources:
    • Speed Test - Test your internet, or report a lack of internet at your location. This will help determine if internet is available, but also if it is a high quality, reliable connection.
    • Validate the FCC Map - Help the FCC get an accurate map of Indiana's internet speeds. This map will guide the use of broadband funds across our state. 
    • Indiana Connectivity Program - This 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. 
    • Affordable Connectivity Program - Many times internet is available, but folks do not subscribe because they may not be able to afford it. There is a program in place to help with that. 

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