WEST LAFAYETTE — The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), a client of Purdue's student-led PR firm Boiler Communication, has sent six of its Fellows across Indiana to increase "broadband and digital literacy" in our mostly remote-work-based world.

As many of those in the work force have learned over the past two years, remote work can be possible and just as effective as in-office work. That is, only if a dependable Wi-Fi connection is available.

“Our administration continues to make broadband investment a priority,” Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said in the release. “The last year taught us high-speed, reliable internet is no longer a luxury, it is essential. New partnerships continue to form to expand broadband services to Hoosiers and these Fellows will help so many leaders continue their collaboration to get this critical infrastructure across our state.” 

PCRD's Fellows, including three previous Purdue students, are set to work in Bloomington, Muncie, Richmond, Terre Haute and Versailles.

"Each fellow is serving two years in the high-urgency area they were placed in," Haley Agnew, earned media director for Boiler Communication said. "They will be, amongst other things, developing and executing plans, raising awareness for digital literacy, and running workshops and training."

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