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several hours. 3 faster internet access is on the way to people living in rural tippecanoe county.we first told you about the grant money making it possible yesterday at 6.news 18's meredith hackler spoke to community members who will be affected.she joins us now with the reaction. 3 jordan many people are used to lightning fast internet, but for people in rural indiana communities, internet speeds are much slower.the governor announced yesterday more than 22-millions dollars will go towards broadband expansions in rural indiana areas.it's something people who live in these communities say they've been waiting for. 3< for one stop light towns like ottterbein indiana internet speeds are a topic people like to discuss."we need internet please!" for people like cody janssen who lives outside of town.. they only have 1 option for internet service and it isn't great."lots of buffering you can't play video games on line, there is to much lag and to much latency. you know we've dealing with so slow for so long just something fast would be good it doesn't even matter."well there is good news for cody and others who are dealing with the same issues.the governor announced there will be more than a half a million dollars invested in expanding broadband in the northwest portion of tippecanoe county.a request representative sharon negele has been getting from her constituents for years."17% percent of our population are underserved. what we know today is that broadband is an essential it is really like a utility." -sharonalong with simply having access to faster internet, it will also be more affordable."in some cases families might be using their phones but again it's the same idea it's the cost of data so affordability is key in this area."for people who live in rural indiana, they say it's nice to finally have their concern taken in to consideration."sometimes the smaller towns feel left out from the bigger towns that are getting better service. so i think it would be good if they can make it faster."and they are hopeful that the changes will create a better economy for their area."broadband makes it more possible for everyone even like companies individuals to all be able to access more things for not just entertainment 3but for com> 3 the grant for this project will be complete in 2021, people who live in those rural communities can expect broadband expansion to follow soon after.meredith hackler news 18.