LARWILL – In an effort to connect private investment in broadband infrastructure, the town of Larwill is the first in Whitley County to become certified by the state of Indiana as a Broadband Ready Community.

Larwill, in conjunction with the Whitley County Economic Development Corp. (EDC), completed all steps required to apply for the Broadband Ready Community certification. The application was made to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and its Broadband Ready Communities Development Center.

The town was notified this month that it is the first town or city in Whitley County to be certified.

“Having this certification sends a signal to the telecommunication industry that Larwill has taken the steps to reduce barriers for broadband infrastructure investment,” said Kennedy St. George, Whitley County EDC director of marketing. “Broadband has become an important infrastructure necessary to improve the quality of life and economic opportunities for our residents and businesses in Larwill. It’s a great step forward.”

The Broadband Ready Community ordinance was passed at the Aug. 8 town council meeting.

“The goal is to have each our communities certified, we are currently in the process of certifying the unincorporated areas of the county,” St. George said. “It is exciting for our homes and businesses in Whitley County.”

For more information about the certification, call the EDC at 260-244.-5506.