Wisconsin Public Service Commission Awards $125 Million in Broadband Funding

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The Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin awarded $124,967,392 in funding for 71 projects in the state’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program. The projects, which are aimed at areas that are unserved or underserved, will bring broadband to more than 82,912 residences and 4,566 businesses in 45 counties. The projects will be supplemented by $185,780,074 in matching funds from recipients. In November 2021, Gov Tony Evers (D-WS) and PSC Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq announced $100 million in broadband expansion grant funding. The money, which would come from the 2021-2023 state biennial budget, would be awarded by the PSC. Nearly 200 applications for $495 million were received. The large demand led Evers and the PSC on June 2 to add $25 million to the current round of grants.

Wisconsin PSC Awards $125 Million in Broadband Funding