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Students, businesses, families affected by lack of internet in rural areas

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As technology advances, it becomes more essential in everyday life. More schools use tablets rather than tangible take-home work. More small businesses need the internet to buy and sell products. And more people transform their homes into offices. Not all Hoosiers have reliable internet and without it, they can’t […]

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Underused cellphone towers to help expand broadband

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The state plans to lease cellphone towers to help increase access to broadband in rural areas and fund bicentennial projects. According to the agreement, Ohio-based Agile Networks will pay an upfront fee of $50 million. The state then gets a share of the revenue generated, an anticipated $36 million for […]

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Candidates for governor discuss pre-K, infrastructure

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — All three candidates for governor met Tuesday to discuss issues facing Indiana, including expanding pre-K, improving the state’s infrastructure and the effect of civic leadership. The Indiana University Public Policy Institute hosted the gubernatorial forum after gathering data about what Hoosiers want from the next governor. The data, complied […]