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Broadband Ready Communities Development Center
Broadband Ready Communities Development Center

Application Process

Eligibility & Process

 Any community in Indiana pursuing improved broadband access is eligible for the Broadband Ready Community certification and may apply through the IEDC. 

The IEDC will certify a unit as a Broadband Ready Community if it meets the following requirements:

  • Fill out the online application form, accessed via the Broadband Center website. 
  • Upload via the online application form any supporting documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with the eight (8) statutory requirements under IC 5-28-28.5-7.


Minimum Statutory Requirements

In order to comply with statutory requirements, a unit seeking the Broadband Ready Community certification must institute procedures that provide for:
(1) The appointment of a single point of contact for all matters related to broadband development projects
(2) The establishment of procedures to allow for the electronic submission of all forms, applications, and documentation required for a broadband development project
(3) A requirement that all permit applications are approved or denied within 10 business days after they are filed
(4) An assurance that all inspections related to a broadband project will be completed in a timely and expeditious manner

These procedures must also prohibit the unit from:
(5) Requiring the designation of a final contractor to complete a broadband project
(6) Imposing a fee to review an application or to issue a permit on a broadband project
(7) Imposing a seasonal moratorium on the issuance of permits for a project
(8) Discriminating among communications service providers

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