Regional Economic Development group supports grants, WiscNet

06/14/2011 Policy, Rural Broadband by j.smith

Momentum West, Inc., representing Economic Development in 10 West Wisconsin Counties, is extremely concerned that on June 3, 2011, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance passed three policy items: termination of the federal Building Community Capacity through Broadband (BCCB) Grants totaling $32.3 million which is designed to improve high-capacity Internet access; elimination of WiscNet as a department or office within the UW-Madison Department of Information Technology; and elimination of $1.4 million in funding for WiscNet for 2012-13.

Momentum West Broadband Letter


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