Jim Merritt: Connecting during COVID—Indiana must close digital divide

We know that many Hoosiers who have access to digital infrastructure are unable or unwilling to subscribe. When so many in our state are struggling to put a meal on the table, they will inevitably struggle to have devices and a broadband subscription. Building new infrastructure will not bridge this gap. We must also invest in broadband adoption and digital literacy programs.

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Three community leaders explain how they would spend $3B in federal stimulus dollars

IBJ is exploring how the state should spend $3 billion it will receive from the federal government as part of a pandemic-related stimulus bill. We asked three community leaders—Indiana Economic Development Corp. board member John Thompson, entrepreneur Bill Oesterle and state Rep. Greg Porter, D-Indianapolis, what they think the state should prioritize.

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