Wisconsin invests $44 million in rural broadband

Sen. Howard Marklein (WI) talks about their legislative investments…

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 voice was heard in this discussion. Rural Wisconsin matters. …

We included $44 million for rural broadband.

Great for Wisconsin – but I think I hear footsteps approaching. Minnesota plans to invest $40 million.


I know nothing about football but suddenly the Viking/Packer rivalry is real. That’s not really true; I’m glad that Wisconsin is investing. The nature of the network is that it’s stronger when all segments are stronger. But it is a reminder that we need to keep investing to keep vital!

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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