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Governor Announces Availability of Broadband Expansion Grants

Wisconsin Ag Connection - October 12, 2017

Governor Scott Walker announced that the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is now accepting applications for a second round of Broadband Expansion Grants for Fiscal Year 2018 that will extend $7.5 million to underserved areas of the state. This grant cycle provides additional funds recently approved in the state budget.

Applications for the Broadband Expansion Grants are due at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin by January 25.

"This additional funding will provide Wisconsin's families and businesses with the technology and information they need to prosper in today's global economy," Gov. Walker said. "The need for access to reliable, high-speed internet service is becoming an increasingly important part of life for Wisconsin's families and businesses. We recognize that broadband access is critical for a modern commercial environment, enabling businesses to reach customers and suppliers, and permitting individuals to work from home."

The governor was joined by PSC Chair Ellen Nowak and State Broadband Director Angie Dickison at the county offices in Dodgeville to highlight the completion of a grant project for that community.

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