The Vigo County Council in Indiana will meet in December to discuss using $2.84 million from the county's economic development income tax (EDIT) fund to expand broadband Internet access in the county. The money would be used to expand a fiber-optic network owned by Joink to fire houses, community centers and parks. Those locations would also be capable of providing WiFi signals to nearby parking lots. The proposal is part of the county's larger plan to expand high-speed Internet access as more students are forced to learn from home. Local leaders say many rural parts of the county do not have access to reliable Internet connections.
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