Nearly every home, business in Tippecanoe County to have internet access

The Wintek data center at 3921 David Howarth Drive in Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Just about all properties and organizations in Tippecanoe County will have obtain to broadband by the close of 2024, Tipmont Wintek announced this week, owing to a partnership involving the Tippecanoe County Commissioners and the internet company.

Close to $14.8 million in county cash are to be utilised to provide broadband to almost all of Tippecanoe County. This venture was accredited Tuesday as portion of virtually $38 million designated to fund 12 county initiatives now until eventually the conclusion of 2024, the release mentioned.

By this partnership, Wintek will make “significant-speed fiber broadband,” in accordance with the 2024-timline, available in the following Tippecanoe regions:

  • North River Street

  • Point out Highway 26 W.

  • Buck Creek and bordering area

  • State Road 26 E.

  • East Otterbein

  • Montmorenci and bordering place

  • Shadeland and bordering location

  • White/Tippecanoe county border

  • E. County Highway 1200 S.

  • Bordering location of Stockwell

  • Clarks Hill and encompassing location

  • Purdue College Airport West

Tipmont Telecom Maintenance Technician and Installer Troy Little connected the first Tipmont REMC fiber customer, Don Braun, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

“We are thrilled to announce this transformative challenge for individuals in these locations,” stated Tippecanoe county commissioner Tom Murtaugh in the launch. “Tippecanoe County will be amongst the quite couple in Indiana to assert this sort of obtain, which is crucial for strategic financial enhancement, distant finding out and operating, and quality of life.”

Ron Holcomb, CEO of Tipmont Wintek, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to additional supply broadband to Tippecanoe County.