BCCB Demonstration Communities
Community Infrastructure (CCI Grant #1)
The “Building Community Capacity through Broadband” (BCCB) project is based on a replicable solution for community-driven design, governed by local anchor institutions (schools, libraries, hospitals, government and public safety institutions) which expressed a demand for reliable, affordable broadband access.
BCCB will use fiber-optic and WiMax infrastructure to serve 4 demonstration communities at 182 facilities run by 74 anchor institutions in Wisconsin, covering 39 municipalities.
Community Adoption (SBA Grant #2)
University of Wisconsin-Extension (UWEX) is leading a collaborative effort to develop capacity and resources for educating residents of rural and underserved areas about broadband’s benefits.
UWEX is partnering with five diverse communities to advance sustainable broadband adoption by approximately 23,500 new subscribers and increase broadband use by existing customers through innovative educational, outreach and marketing efforts.
By September 2012, the SBA project statewide had…
…reached 3,803,686 participants (*including advertising reach)
…through 796 activities
…with a total of 22,708 training hours