Rep. Sharon Negele closed out the meeting explaining that high-speed internet has gone from luxury to necessity. The study committee may recommend draft legislation for the 2018 session of the Indiana General Assembly. Possible ideas may include:
* creating a statewide commission
* clarifying definitions for coverage (both speed and mapping)
* subsidies / incentives to providers
* relaxation or clarifications of certain rules for faster or easier build out by providers (i.e. easements along roadsides)
ILF will continue to champion rural broadband and the important roles libraries play in meeting the needs for people without access and who cannot afford it.