The Rush County Board of Commissioners recognizes the acute need for accessible, reliable and affordable internet service for all of Rush County and has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP at their August 30th meeting. Monies are being earmarked to assist internet providers who will partner with Rush County. The Rush County Connect Broadband Task Force prepared the RFP which is due October 22, 2021. Requirements and submission procedures can be found at rushcounty.in.gov/broadband, rushcountybroadband.com, or by an firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Rush County Broadband Connect Task Force is an all-volunteer group formed in the spring of 2019 under the leadership of Dr. Roberto Gallardo, director for the Purdue Center for Regional Development.
Members of the task force are representative of county/city government, schools, local economic development organizations, community foundation, farm organizations, utilities, banks, students, private citizens, nonprofits/social service groups, and attorneys.
Every home and/or business in Rush County has affordable, adequate, and reliable internet access and be able to fully participate in a digital economy and society.
In many parts of Rush County, broadband is an issue, and it's more evident now during this pandemic.
The Rush County Broadband Task Force is launching a county-wide crowdsourcing broadband speed test. The focus of test is to determine and document where broadband availability is an issue with in the county. With this data, Rush County Connect will define a plan of action to:
It takes about a minute to do. You can do it more than once, and it averages your speed.
There is no deadline to do the test. But the sooner it's done, the sooner we will have the data to incorporate it into the planning process.
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