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Gov. Evers announces $100 million federal dollars for broadband expansion grants

by | May 19, 2021 | Legislative Update Blog, State Budget | 0 comments

From a Governor’s Office release: “Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) will launch a round of broadband expansion funding in two weeks with $100 million in funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This is the initial batch of federal funds to be dedicated to expanding high-speed broadband internet across the state. Funding will be awarded by the PSC based on a model similar to the successful Broadband Expansion Grant Program.”

The Governor announced his plan in advance of the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee scheduled vote on state investment in broadband expansion tomorrow (5/20).

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