Stories tagged: "rural broadband"


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How Little Boulder Junction Went Big on Bringing Broadband to Town

A local effort to overhaul a small town’s internet shows how government and the private sector can work together to get things done.

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Evers’ Broadband Expansion Efforts Grow Rural Economies

Democratic Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ Task Force on Broadband Access issued its second annual report this month, highlighting progress made since the task force’s establishment in 2020. Evers created the task force in the summer of 2020 by executive order. Since taking office in January of 2019, the Evers Administration has invested nearly $300 million...

Democratic US Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski speaks with Matt Gabler Wednesday on Gabler's farm in eastern Eau Claire County about struggles Wisconsin farmers face. Godlewski's stop was part of a three-day tour to unveil her plan to assist Wisconsin's rural areas. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Godlewski Pledges to Help Farmers, Others Who Live in Wisconsin’s Rural Communities

Sarah Godlewski released her plan for rural Wisconsin designed to address such issues as increasing internet access, expanding health and child care options, and boosting job opportunities.

The rolling hills of Buffalo County. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Op-Ed: Rural Communities Need Support to Keep Wisconsin Strong

Kriss Marion, a small-business owner and Lafayette County supervisor, writes in support of rural communities.

July 8, 2021, at Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
‘So Disappointing’: Advocates Hope for Justice Reform, School Funding, and More Broadband Expansion After State Budget Falls Short

Justice reform, school funding, and broadband expansion are still in need of action, advocates say.

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‘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.

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.