The newly revamped Porter County Board of Commissioners agreed this week to take part in a regional effort aimed at expanding broadband Internet access.
At the request of the county’s redevelopment commission, the commissioners agreed to seek proposals from those interested in carrying out a feasibility study. The study is expected to cost about $50,000.
The study will be carried out as part of a larger effort by the Northwest Indiana Forum to expand access to broadband service throughout Porter, Lake, LaPorte and Starke counties, Mark Maassel said. He is president and chief executive of the Northwest Indiana Forum.
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