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Bedford residents - Boost online productivity, safety with Smithville Smart free “Digital Fluency” series

Smithville Smart free “Digital Fluency” series

ELLETTSVILLE, Indiana – Want to improve online writing, research, and safety? To help communities and people more effectively and safely use online office productivity tools, social media, streaming services, and more, Smithville created and is offering a 10-part free “How-to Guide for Enhancing Digital Fluency.” 


The Smithville Smart series supports members of the community who are looking to improve their digital fluency and use internet-based services to enhance their quality of life. The popular series offers both text and video, which can be accessed 24/7 when convenient.


The educational series is offered free to the public. Visitors do not have to be Smithville internet customers to view and use the series.  For people in southern Indiana who do not have internet service, Smithville lists the eight public Wi-Fi access points in Bloomington, Ellettsville, French Lick, Gosport, Hymera, Jasper, and Solsberry that the company maintains for complimentary internet access.


The free series can be accessed by visiting  Online topics include:



All topics and presentations can be accessed, repeated or shared at any time.



About Smithville

Nationally recognized for more than a decade as a Top 100 Broadband Company, privately owned Smithville is Indiana’s largest independent telecom company with more than 200 employees. As a fifth-generation, family-owned business, Smithville has been committed to delivering fast and reliable connectivity and legendary customer service for over a full century. The company is well-known as an industry leader and community supporter for rural Indiana. Since the early 1990s, Smithville has constructed more than 3,000 miles of high-speed, high-capacity fiber across more than 22 Indiana counties, representing private investments totaling upward of a quarter of a billion dollars.


In addition to its residential services, Smithville provides commercial fiber-based connectivity for businesses, university campuses, biotechnology companies, healthcare providers, government offices, residential centers, communities, and other entities, including the WestGate@Crane Technology Park and the Purdue Research Park. The company serves about 23,000 businesses and residences in southern and central Indiana. For more information, please visit

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