Wisconsin looks at $100 million for broadband; MN looks at $70 million

Newsbreak reports

Wisconsin’s governor wants to use some of the state’s stimulus money to bring faster internet to people across the state.

Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday announced plans to spend $100 million in American Rescue Plan dollars on broadband internet grants.

“We’re taking a major step toward connecting everyone in our state,” the governor said.

Juxtapose that with Minnesota’s proposed investment of $70 million

State Leaders Agree on $70 Million for Broadband
State leaders announced the Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program will receive $70 million over the next two years. The funding is part of a $52 billion two-year budget agreement. Governor Tim Walz, Senate Majority Paul Gazelka, and Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman announced the deal at a joint press conference this morning, the final day of the 2021 legislative session. 

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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