Wisconsin Increases Funding for State Broadband Expansion Grants to $125 Million
Additional funding will be available for the current round of Wisconsin's State Broadband Expansion Grants. This brings the total available funds to $125 million—$25 million more than what was announced in November 2021. The funding for the grants comes from the 2021-23 Biennial Budget signed by Governor Tony Evers (D-WI) in July, which will be used to expand high-speed broadband internet to unserved or underserved areas of the state. In March, the PSC received 194 applications requesting more than $495 million in grant funding from the state's Broadband Expansion Grant Program. The Commission is expected to make grant decisions in the coming weeks.
Gov. Evers, PSC Announces Increased Funding for State Broadband Expansion Grants to $125 Million