State Lawmakers Roll Out Broadband Connectivity Plan

(Wisconsin) The State Legislature is working out how best to spend some $70-million-dollars in broadband expansion funding. State Representative David Steffen says lawmakers want to put together an interactive map for residents to see broadband connectivity in their area.

He says (quote)…”individuals who are making decisions on where they’re going to live or start a business can clearly one Stop Shop figure out exactly whether their parcel, their neighborhood is currently served by broadband.”

The state plans to spend those $70-million-dollars specifically on expanding wireless broadband in remote rural parts of Wisconsin and also expanding cell phone coverage along state highways.

Dodge County leaders are discussing whether to use some of their $17-million-dollars in American Rescue Act funding to expand broadband coverage in the region. Click HERE for the Dodge County broadband services page.


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