Infrastructure


Workers on internet towers
‘I Don’t Want to Move’: How Wisconsin’s Broadband Gaps Hurt Rural Communities

Almost 400,000 state residents lack high-speed broadband in a time when all aspects of society are becoming more dependent on it.

Cedar Falls Dam in Dunn County. (Photo via Getty Images)
Dams Are Forgotten Infrastructure—Until They Fail

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.

Rural Broadband Will Need Federal Help. Here’s What Trump Has Done and What Biden Proposes.
Evers Adds $100 Million in Federal Funds to Expand Broadband in Wisconsin

Stimulus funding could join another $200 million from the state if the Legislature approves governor’s budget request for high-speed internet.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in election night event at the Chase Center in the early morning hours of November 04, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Republican Politicians Fighting Biden’s Plan, but Republican Voters in WI Like Some of ‘Em

Poll: GOP voters give overwhelming approval to fixing roads, lead pipes, child care affordability, paid family and medical leave.

Starlink logo on cell phone
SpaceX Launches Satellite Broadband Service In Rural Eau Claire County

If successful in its pilot program, SpaceX’s Starlink internet could play an important role in expanding broadband access in rural Wisconsin, Evers says.

Wisconsin childcare crisis
Wisconsin Is In a Childcare Crisis. The Pandemic Hasn’t Helped.

With high costs and low profits, families, providers, and the economy as a whole need the system to change.

Bridge rebuilding in Ashland County
Almost 1,000 Wisconsin Bridges Are In Dire Need of Repairs. A Federal Infrastructure Bill Could Help.

Available funding has lagged the cost for repairs and replacements, leaving a huge need unmet.