Indiana public television stations will soon be able to expand their offerings to their viewers, thanks to I-Light, Indiana’s high-speed fiber optic network.
As part of the U.S. UCAN initiative to bring broadband connections to community anchor institutions, the I-Light Network has partnered with Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) to connect local stations to the I-Light Network’s fiber optic backbone, which connects Indiana’s higher education community to regional, national, and international research and education networks.
I-Light has worked with both local fiber providers and private telecom businesses to connect the local broadcasting stations with “last mile” connectivity to the I-Light Network. Most are now connected, and the rest will be connected by the end of October. Local stations will be able to trade content faster and stream coverage of events over I-Light.