A bill in the state Legislature aims to prod telecom companies to expand rural broadband in Wisconsin with a tax break on new projects.
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Slow speeds, bad coverage and expensive service. These are just some of the causes for complaint mentioned in nearly 300 public comments on the Rural Broadband Pilot Program proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a review by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting found.Read More »
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin awarded $7.6 million on Thursday to bolster the state's high-speed-internet offerings — laying the groundwork for what would be the largest round of broadband expansion grants in state history.Read More »
As part of his State of the State address earlier this week, Gov. Scott Walker announced he had big plans in store for efforts to expand broadband telecommunications service to rural parts of Wisconsin, including a proposal to set aside another $13 million to be put toward broadband-expansion projects over the next three years.Read More »