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Illinois Will Help Local Communities Plan for Broadband

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Three western and northwestern Illinois counties will get help from the state preparing for broadband. Thursday the governor announced the first group of participants in the Accelerate Illinois Broadband Infrastructure Planning Program.

The six participants include Knox, Mercer, and Whiteside counties.

The program will provide training for community leaders to develop broadband plans based on their local needs. And it's starting this week with the participants launching community surveys.

The state of Illinois will help local leaders identify goals for broadband in their communities, and how to pay for available local service.