The new Indiana Connectivity Program can help Hoosier residents and businesses experiencing slow or no internet service connect with broadband in their area.

Through the program, those without a quality internet connection can report their address and information using the Next Level Connections portal at in.gov/ocra/broadband/icp or by calling the Indiana Broadband Connect Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) on business days at 833-639-8522.

This program will connect qualifying residents and businesses with broadband in their area, and help providers by assisting in the costs of extending service to those locations. To be eligible for assistance, a location must experience speeds of less than 25 Mbps (download) and 3 Mbps (upload).

Internet providers will review service requests and submit bids to the state to extend broadband to those eligible areas. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs will evaluate bids and award funding. Funded projects must be completed in nine months. Hoosiers should know that submitting their location to the state does not guarantee service will be extended.

Thanks to the General Assembly’s efforts to pass legislation establishing the Indiana Connectivity Program, more unserved and underserved Hoosiers will have access to reliable, high-speed broadband internet service. For more information about the program and to apply for assistance, visit in.gov/ocra/broadband/icp.