USDA Invests $86 Million in Rural Broadband Service in Eight States

The following was a press release issued by the USDA on June 24, 2020 WASHINGTON, June 24, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $86 million in rural broadband service(PDF, 110 KB) for 17,000 people and businesses in eight states. “Access to high-speed broadband internet, or e-Connectivity, is a cornerstone of prosperity anywhere, …

Wisconsin’s Governor Announces Opening of the 2020 Broadband Expansion Grant Round

The following was released on Gov. Tony Evers website on September 4, 2019  Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-7443 SPOONER, WI — On Wednesday, Governor Tony Evers, joined by Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Secretary Brad Pfaff, and Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq announced the first round of broadband grants appropriated in the 2019-2021 state …

Senator Howard Marklein: Legislature’s budget invests in rural Wisconsin

Published by The Cap Times on June 26, 2019 By Senator Howard Marklein The Legislature completed our work on the state budget, and I am proud to say that we invest in the people and the needs of our communities while protecting taxpayers. It is especially helpful for rural Wisconsin, and I have worked hard to make sure the rural …

Evers Budgets $78 Million for High Speed Internet

Published by Wisconsin Public Radio on March 14, 2019 By Danielle Kaeding Gov. Tony Evers’ budget would invest $78 million in the state’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program. The governor has set a goal to provide all homes and businesses in Wisconsin with high-speed internet by 2025. Angie Dickison, state broadband director with the Public Service Commission, told WPR’s “The Morning Show” earlier this …