NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT) — LigTel Communications was awarded the Next Level Connection Grant Award to provide service to unserved areas in Noble County on Thursday.
The project will bring fiber service to 83 homes and 12 businesses in the unserved areas of Brimfield and Merriam.
“Hoosiers need affordable, quality internet regardless of where they live, work or go to school,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Access to broadband brings countless opportunities and that’s why I’m excited to see these key infrastructure projects positively impact economic development, health, agriculture and quality of life.”
LigTel Communications is currently deploying fiber to the home in areas through out Noble County.
In the Ligonier exchange 96 percent of the homes and businesses have access to LigTel’s Fiber Network with speeds ranging from 50 Mbps up to 1 GB.
LigTel has currently deployed fiber to six areas outside of Ligonier and is currently working on three additional areas.
The nine projects allow LigTelto to reach nearly 1000 homes that would otherwise be unserved or underserved.
“LigTel sees fiber service as the future of broadband service in Noble County and beyond,” General Manager of LigTel Randy Mead stated . “We are extremely excited to have been awarded this grant by the State.”
The projects in Brimfield and Merriam will be part of LigTel's 2020 construction season and should both be competed in 2020, with customers being turned up before the end of the year.