Almost 400,000 state residents lack high-speed broadband in a time when all aspects of society are becoming more dependent on it.
Eight in Wisconsin failed in 2018. Works Progress Administration-era structures are susceptible to more extreme weather as a nation debates what to invest in itself.
Stimulus funding could join another $200 million from the state if the Legislature approves governor’s budget request for high-speed internet.
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If successful in its pilot program, SpaceX’s Starlink internet could play an important role in expanding broadband access in rural Wisconsin, Evers says.
With high costs and low profits, families, providers, and the economy as a whole need the system to change.
Available funding has lagged the cost for repairs and replacements, leaving a huge need unmet.