Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch says rural broadband has become even more important to education, business and quality of life due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crouch made her comments Tuesday at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

Indiana lawmakers approved spending $270 million on broadband this past legislative session.

You can hear Crouch in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.

Part one runs 17 minutes.  Part two runs for 13 minutes.

The Lt, Governor also discusses education, workforce development and state tourism.