Broadband Expansion Grants

On May 18, 2021, Governor Tony Evers announced that the PSC will launch a round of broadband expansion funding in two weeks with $100 million in funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Evers said the Wisconsin Public Service Commission will award the $100 million in federal funding based on a model similar to an existing broadband expansion grant program. There is a need for broadband internet availability in major rural parts of WI. Access to broadband has been a high-demand service, especially during the COVID 19 PANDEMIC. From the perspective of economic development and community well-being, access to quality, reliable and affordable broadband has become a necessary condition for community prosperity. Learn about the unserved and underserved parts of WI for broadband internet service as well as its economic impact through EXTENSION UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –

https://economicdevelopment.extension.wisc.edu/broadband-internet-and-the-wisconsin-economy/

For grant information and applications visit the WISCONSIN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION  –

https://psc.wi.gov/Pages/Programs/BroadbandGrants.aspx

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