SHARPSVILLE, IN — A new gigabit era arrived in Tipton and southern parts of Howard counties in August, when Smithville, a national Top 100 Broadband company based in southern Indiana, lit up the first of more than 500 homes with fiber-based internet, according to Darby McCarty, CEO and chairman of Smithville. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, along with Ms. McCarty, Smithville President Paul Quick, Smithville Executive Vice President Cullen McCarty, and other state and local leaders assembled on the Baird Family Farm in northern Tipton County to celebrate the first connection for the $2.7 million project.

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