The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) has received $400,000 from the West Central Region of Indiana University Health toward WHIN’s future. The gift recognizes WHIN’s leadership role in accelerating broadband access in its ten-county region.
“WHIN deeply appreciates IU Health’s support,” says WHIN CEO Johnny Park. “Our unique role in helping make innovative wireless broadband technology and network design available to underserved rural communities quickly, while our counties continue to work toward more fiber deployment, will help IU Health serve its patients better now.”
WHIN recently announced a pilot project in Warren County to demonstrate the performance of next-generation wireless technology in difficult terrain. WHIN plans similar projects in each county in the region to show how advanced technology can fill gaps quickly and affordably. Residents and businesses will benefit as WHIN makes its technology available to service providers to include in their offerings to customers.
The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) is working with Telrad Networks to pilot the next generation of broadband technology in the WHIN region. “WHIN is developing its ten-county region as a Living Laboratory for technology related to the Internet of Things, or IoT,” says Johnny Park, CEO of WHIN. “The I in IoT means connectivity in all of its forms, including the high-speed internet that our rural region needs in order to grow and prosper.”
Thanks to $798K in funding from the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) Regional Cultivation Fund (RCF), the ten-county WHIN region is getting a big assist in its efforts to boost entrepreneurship and support local businesses in rural communities.