The state of Wisconsin currently has 13 wireless broadband projects in the works, slated to share $1.5 million in Broadband Expansion Grants created by Governor Scott Walker, reported The Daily News.
The Broadband Expansion Program provides reimbursement for equipment and construction expenses incurred to extend or improve broadband and began with the 2013-15 biennial budget. The grants continued when funds were increased from $500,000 to $1.5 million annually, in the 2015-17 budget. The governor’s proposed 2017-19 biennial budget provides $11 million more for the program over the next several years, reported The Daily News.
Some of the projects being realized by the Broadband Expansion Program include:
Governor Walker said in the joint announcement with the PSC, “Internet access is a critical component of education, telemedicine, e-commerce, agribusiness, and tourism, just to name a few. No corner of our state can be left behind.”
August 9, 2017