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NEWS | South Whitley Earns Broadband Cerfitication

SOUTH WHITLEY, Ind. (Oct. 3, 2019) – In an effort to connect private investment in broadband infrastructure, the Town of South Whitley submitted an application to become certified by the State of Indiana as a Broadband Ready Community.

The Town of South Whitley in conjunction with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) completed all steps required to apply for the Broadband Ready Community certification. The application was made to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and its Broadband Ready Communities Development Center.

The Town of South Whitley was recently notified that their application was accepted and approved by the State of Indiana.

“This certification doesn’t guarantee a new high-speed internet provider, but it shows potential investors that South Whitley has taken steps to prepare and is ready for service,” said Kennedy St. George, Whitley County EDC director of marketing. “Broadband is important to improve the quality of life and economic opportunities for residents and businesses of South Whitley.”

The Broadband Ready Community ordinance was passed at the Sept. 10, 2019, town council meeting.

“Broadband is becoming more important for everyone. With one-to-one devices for kids’ homework and greater network demands from businesses, we knew we had to take the appropriate steps to encourage investors to consider building additional broadband infrastructure in South Whitley,” said Randy Cokl, South Whitley Town Council President.

For more information about the certification, call the EDC at 260.244. 5506.

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About Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development program that retains and expands employment opportunities for local residents and attracts business investment to Whitley County. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit: www.whitleyedc.com.

About IEDC
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.

Media Contacts
Kennedy St. George (Whitley County EDC) 260-244-5506, kstgeorge@whitleyedc.com